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fluorescent

adjective fluo·res·cent \-sənt\

: producing light when electricity flows through a tube that is filled with a type of gas

: very bright

Full Definition of FLUORESCENT

1
:  having or relating to fluorescence
2
:  bright and glowing as a result of fluorescence <fluorescent inks>; broadly :  very bright in color
fluorescent noun
fluo·res·cent·ly adverb

First Known Use of FLUORESCENT

1853

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FLUORESCENTLY Defined for Kids

fluorescent

adjective fluo·res·cent \fl-ˈre-sənt, flō-\

Definition of FLUORESCENT for Kids

1
:  giving out visible light when exposed to external radiation <a fluorescent substance> <a fluorescent coating>
2
:  producing visible light by means of a fluorescent coating <a fluorescent bulb>
3
:  extremely bright or glowing <fluorescent colors>

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