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phosphoresce

[fos-fuh-res] /ˌfɒs fəˈrɛs/
verb (used without object), phosphoresced, phosphorescing.
1.
to be luminous without sensible heat, as phosphorus.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; phosphor(us) + -esce
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  • The materials that phosphoresce are referred to as phosphors.
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phosphoresce

/ˌfɒsfəˈrɛs/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to exhibit phosphorescence
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