intransitive verb (-resced; -rescing) Etymology: back-formation from fluorescence Date: 1874 to produce, undergo, or exhibit fluorescence • fluorescer noun

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  • fluoresce — ► VERB ▪ shine or glow brightly due to fluorescence …   English terms dictionary

  • fluoresce — [flô res′, floores′] vi. fluoresced, fluorescing [back form. < FLUORESCENCE] to produce, show, or undergo fluorescence; be or become fluorescent …   English World dictionary

  • fluoresce — fluorescer, n. /floo res , flaw , floh /, v.i., fluoresced, fluorescing. to exhibit fluorescence. [1870 75; back formation from FLUORESCENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • fluoresce — verb a) To emit electromagnetic radiation, especially visible light, when absorbing radiation of some other wavelength. b) to be very bright, easy to see, dayglo. See Also: fluorescence, fluorescent, fluorescer …   Wiktionary

  • fluoresce — To produce or exhibit fluorescence. * * * flu·o·resce .flu̇( ə)r es, flōr , flȯr vi, resced; resc·ing to produce, undergo, or exhibit fluorescence …   Medical dictionary

  • fluoresce — flu·o·resce || flÉ” res /flÊŠÉ™ res v. give off light, be fluorescent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fluoresce — [flʊə rɛs, flɔ: ] verb shine or glow brightly due to fluorescence …   English new terms dictionary

  • fluoresce — flu·o·resce …   English syllables

  • fluoresce — fluo•resce [[t]flʊˈrɛs, flɔ , floʊ [/t]] v. i. resced, resc•ing chem. to exhibit fluorescence • Etymology: 1870–75 fluo•resc′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • fluoresce — /flʊəˈrɛs/ (say floouh res), /flə / (say fluh ), /flu / (say flooh ) verb (i) (fluoresced, fluorescing) to exhibit the phenomena of fluorescence …   Australian English dictionary

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