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

Other Words from photoexcitation

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

First Known Use of photoexcitation

1914, in the meaning defined above

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