phosphoresce

verb
phos·​pho·​resce | \ ˌfäs-fə-ˈres How to pronounce phosphoresce (audio) \
phosphoresced; phosphorescing

Definition of phosphoresce

First Known Use of phosphoresce

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phosphoresce

probably back-formation from phosphorescent

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“Phosphoresce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphoresce. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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phosphoresce

intransitive verb
phos·​pho·​resce | \ ˌfäs-fə-ˈres How to pronounce phosphoresce (audio) \
phosphoresced; phosphorescing

Medical Definition of phosphoresce

: to exhibit phosphorescence

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