luminesce
intransitive verb (-nesced; -nescing) Etymology: back-formation from luminescent Date: 1896 to exhibit luminescence

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  • luminesce — [lo͞o΄mə nes′] vi. luminesced, luminescing [back form. < LUMINESCENT] to be or become luminescent …   English World dictionary

  • luminesce — verb 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 …   Wiktionary

  • luminesce — /looh meuh nes /, v.i., luminesced, luminescing. to exhibit luminescence. [1895 1900; back formation from LUMINESCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • luminesce — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To shine brightly and steadily but without a flame: gleam, glow, incandesce. See LIGHT …   English dictionary for students

  • luminesce —  , luminescence …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • luminesce — v. emit light, put forth light, glow (not through heat) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • luminesce — [ˌlu:mɪ nɛs] verb emit light by luminescence …   English new terms dictionary

  • luminesce — v shine, radiate, irradiate, glare, effulge; glow, phosphoresce, fluoresce, incandesce; glitter, twinkle, sparkle, flicker, flutter, scintillate, coruscate; gleam, glisten, glimmer, shimmer, Archaic. glister; flash, streak, glint, blink, dart,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • luminesce — lu·mi·nesce …   English syllables

  • luminesce — lu•mi•nesce [[t]ˌlu məˈnɛs[/t]] v. i. nesced, nesc•ing opt to exhibit luminescence • Etymology: 1895–1900; back formation from luminescent …   From formal English to slang

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