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luminous paint

paint containing a phosphor that emits visible light when irradiated with ultraviolet light.
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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paint that glows in the dark because it contains a phosphor, a substance that emits light for a certain length of time after exposure to an energy source, such as ultraviolet radiation. Zinc sulfide and calcium sulfide are such phosphors.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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