[ thur-moh-loo-muh-nes-uhns ]
/ ˌθɜr moʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns /
phosphorescence produced by the heating of a substance.
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OTHER WORDS FROM thermoluminescencether·mo·lu·mi·nes·cent, adjective
Words nearby thermoluminescence
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The production of light by animals is quite another phenomenon from thermoluminescence.The Nature of Animal Light|E. Newton Harvey
British Dictionary definitions for thermoluminescence
/ (ˌθɜːməʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns) /
phosphorescence of certain materials or objects as a result of heating. It is caused by pre-irradiation of the material inducing defects which are removed by the heat, the energy released appearing as light: used in archaeological dating
Derived forms of thermoluminescencethermoluminescent, adjective
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