photoexcitation

noun pho·to·ex·ci·ta·tion \ ˌfō-tō-ˌek-ˌsī-ˈtā-shən , -ˌek-sə- \

Definition of photoexcitation

: the process of exciting the atoms or molecules of a substance by the absorption of radiant energy

photoexcited

play \ˌfō-tō-ik-ˈsī-təd, -ek-\ adjective

First Known Use of photoexcitation

1914

in the meaning defined above

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