photoexcitation

noun
pho·​to·​ex·​ci·​ta·​tion | \ ˌfō-tō-ˌek-ˌsī-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce photoexcitation (audio) , -ˌek-sə- \

Definition of photoexcitation

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

Other Words from photoexcitation

photoexcited \ ˌfō-​tō-​ik-​ˈsī-​təd How to pronounce photoexcited (audio) , -​ek-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of photoexcitation

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Photoexcitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photoexcitation. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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