- to be luminous without sensible heat, as phosphorus.
Origin of phosphoresce
Related Words for phosphoresceshine, twinkle, gleam, sparkle, glint, glow, glare, glisten, flare, blink, reflect, beam, blaze, glance, dance, flash, jiggle, shimmy, coruscate, scintillate
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Historical Examples of phosphoresce
Some substances also, which fluoresce at ordinary temperatures, will phosphoresce at low temperatures.The Nature of Animal Light
E. Newton Harvey
Its dead color brightens considerably under the molecular impact, but I am now convinced it does not phosphoresce.
There is, however, another possible way how a conductor might at least appear to phosphoresce.
I took a screen made of zincblende, which will phosphoresce when the emanations of radium fall upon it.The Life Radiant
But from numerous experiments I find that bodies will phosphoresce in actual contact with the negative pole.
- (intr) to exhibit phosphorescence