luminous paint

noun

Definition of luminous paint

: a paint containing a phosphor (such as zinc sulfide activated with copper) and so able to glow in the dark

First Known Use of luminous paint

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Luminous paint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luminous%20paint. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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