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phosphorescent

[ fos-fuh-res-uhnt ]
/ ˌfɒs fəˈrɛs ənt /
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adjective
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
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British Dictionary definitions for phosphorescent

phosphorescent
/ (ˌfɒsfəˈrɛsənt) /

adjective
exhibiting or having the property of phosphorescence

Derived forms of phosphorescent

phosphorescently, adverb
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