[ fos-fuh-res-uh nt ]
/ ˌfɒs fəˈrɛs ənt /


exhibiting phosphorescence.


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Origin of phosphorescent

First recorded in 1760–70; phosphor(us) + -escent

OTHER WORDS FROM phosphorescent

phos·pho·res·cent·ly, adverbsem·i·phos·pho·res·cent, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for phosphorescent

/ (ˌfɒsfəˈrɛsənt) /


exhibiting or having the property of phosphorescence

Derived forms of phosphorescent

phosphorescently, adverb
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