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actinism

[ak-tuh-niz-uh m] /ˈæk təˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
the property of radiation by which chemical effects are produced.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; actin- + -ism
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  • Solar actinism was shorn of its strength, which had tended to longevity and the large forms of life.

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