photoexcitation


pho·to·ex·ci·ta·tion

noun \ˌfō-tō-ˌek-ˌsī-ˈtā-shən, -ˌek-sə-\

Definition of PHOTOEXCITATION

:  the process of exciting the atoms or molecules of a substance by the absorption of radiant energy
pho·to·ex·cit·ed \-ik-ˈsī-təd, -ek-\ adjective

First Known Use of PHOTOEXCITATION

1918

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