phosphorescent

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adjective phos·pho·res·cent \-sənt\

Definition of phosphorescent

  1. :  exhibiting phosphorescence

phosphorescently

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1767

First Known Use of phosphorescent

1767


PHOSPHORESCENT Defined for English Language Learners

phosphorescent

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adjective phos·pho·res·cent \-sənt\

Definition of phosphorescent for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to a type of light that glows softly in the dark and that does not produce heat


Medical Dictionary

phosphorescent

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adjective phos·pho·res·cent \-ənt\

Medical Definition of phosphorescent

  1. :  exhibiting phosphorescence



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