Luminesce definition

lo͝omə-nĕs
To be or become luminescent.
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To be or become luminescent.
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To give off light, including in the invisible electromagnetic radiation frequencies, or become luminescent.

Phosphorus will only begin to luminesce at a certain small pressure of oxygen.

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Origin of luminesce

  • Back-formation from luminescence

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from luminescent.

    From Wiktionary