Definition of Phosphoresce

1. Verb. To exhibit phosphorescence.

Generic synonyms: Exhibit
Derivative terms: Phosphorescence, Phosphorescent



Definition of Phosphoresce

1. v. i. To shine as phosphorus; to be phosphorescent; to emit a phosphoric light.

Definition of Phosphoresce

1. Verb. To exhibit phosphorescence ¹

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Definition of Phosphoresce

1. [v -ESCED, -ESCING, -ESCES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phosphoresce

phosphoramidon
phosphorane
phosphoranes
phosphoranyl
phosphoranyls
phosphorate
phosphorated
phosphore
phosphoreal
phosphoregulation
phosphorelay
phosphorelays
phosphorent
phosphoreous
phosphores
phosphoresce (current term)
phosphoresced
phosphorescence
phosphorescences
phosphorescent
phosphorescently
phosphorescents
phosphoresces
phosphorescing
phosphoretic
phosphorgummite
phosphorgummites
phosphorhidrosis
phosphori
phosphorial

Literary usage of Phosphoresce

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1. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1904)
"Ultra-violet rays caused kunzite to phosphoresce for more than a minute. ... On the other hand, cerussite does not phosphoresce, save in a single specimen ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1898)
"at 300° C. the spar did not phosphoresce as brilliantly as at normal, and that when heated to ahout 500° C. it did not phosphoresce at all. ..."

3. An elementary treatise on mineralogy and geology by Parker Cleaveland (1816)
"Some minerals exhibit this property, when rubbed against each other, or when scratched by any other hard body ; and a few phosphoresce even when brushed by ..."

4. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1905)
"This prodigy diamond will phosphoresce in the dark for some minutes after being ... Diamonds which phosphoresce red generally show the yellow sodium line ..."

5. The Electrical Nature of Matter and Radioactivity by Harry Clary Jones (1906)
"Certain substances phosphoresce when exposed to the X-ray, ... Paper, cotton, as well as certain varieties of glass phosphoresce in the presence of radium. ..."

6. The Electrical Nature of Matter and Radioactivity by Harry Clary Jones (1910)
"Certain substances phosphoresce when exposed to the X-ray, ... Paper, cotton, as well as certain varieties of glass phosphoresce in the presence of radium. ..."

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