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EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from luminescent.

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luminesce (third-person singular simple present luminesces, present participle luminescing, simple past and past participle luminesced)

  1. (intransitive) 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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