HyperDic: phosphorescent

English > 1 sense of the word phosphorescent:
ADJECTIVEallphosphorescentemitting light without appreciable heat as by slow oxidation of phosphorous
English > phosphorescent: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningemitting light without appreciable heat as by slow oxidation of phosphorous.
Example"the phosphorescent glow of decaying wood"
BroaderlightCharacterized by or emitting light
Spanishfosforescente
Catalanfosforescent
Nounsphosphorescencea fluorescence that persists after the bombarding radiation has ceased
Verbsphosphoresceto exhibit phosphorescence

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