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fluoresce

[floo-res, flaw-, floh-] /flʊˈrɛs, flɔ-, floʊ-/
verb (used without object), fluoresced, fluorescing.
1.
to exhibit fluorescence.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; back formation from fluorescence
Related forms
fluorescer, noun
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Examples from the web for fluoresce
  • Their energy causes certain elements in the ink to fluoresce, or glow.
  • Most tags fluoresce continuously, and each one binds to a target molecule of a specific shape.
  • Quantum dots fluoresce with a broad absorption spectrum and a narrow emission spectrum.
British Dictionary definitions for fluoresce

fluoresce

/ˌflʊəˈrɛs/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to exhibit fluorescence
Word Origin
C19: back formation from fluorescence
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