phosphoresce

verb
phos·​pho·​resce | \ˌfäs-fə-ˈres \
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

intransitive verb
phos·​pho·​resce | \ˌfäs-fə-ˈres \
phosphoresced; phosphorescing

Medical Definition of phosphoresce 

: to exhibit phosphorescence

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