luminiferous

adjective
lu·​mi·​nif·​er·​ous | \ ˌlü-mə-ˈni-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce luminiferous (audio) \

Definition of luminiferous

: transmitting, producing, or yielding light

Examples of luminiferous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scientists were thrilled: This meant that the different kinds of waves didn’t need their own aethers, but all traveled through the same luminiferous aether. Meg Neal, Popular Mechanics, 19 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of luminiferous

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Luminiferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luminiferous. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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luminiferous

adjective
lu·​mi·​nif·​er·​ous | \ ˌlü-mə-ˈnif-(ə-)rəs How to pronounce luminiferous (audio) \

Medical Definition of luminiferous

: transmitting, producing, or yielding light

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