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photochromic

[foh-tuh-kroh-mik] /ˌfoʊ təˈkroʊ mɪk/
adjective
1.
(of chemically treated glass or plastic) capable of darkening or changing color when exposed to light.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; photo- + chrom- + -ic
Related forms
photochromism, noun
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  • Add to that incredibly durable photochromic lenses that adapt to any lighting condition, and you have shades for every occasion.
  • photochromic lenses will not be used for industrial safety lenses.
British Dictionary definitions for photochromic

photochromic

/ˌfəʊtəʊˈkrəʊmɪk/
adjective
1.
(of glass) changing colour with the intensity of incident light, used, for example, in sunglasses that darken as the sunlight becomes brighter
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