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luminesce

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verb lu·mi·nesce \ˌlü-mə-ˈnes\

Definition of luminesce

luminesced

luminescing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to exhibit luminescence



Origin and Etymology of luminesce

back-formation from luminescent


First Known Use: 1896


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