phosphoresce

[ fos-fuh-res ]
/ ˌfɒs fəˈrɛs /

verb (used without object), phos·pho·resced, phos·pho·resc·ing.

to be luminous without sensible heat, as phosphorus.

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Origin of phosphoresce

First recorded in 1785–95; phosphor(us) + -esce
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British Dictionary definitions for phosphoresce

phosphoresce
/ (ˌfɒsfəˈrɛs) /

verb

(intr) to exhibit phosphorescence
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