fluorescent

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Etymology[edit]

From fluorescence fluor +‎ -escent

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Adjective[edit]

fluorescent (comparative more fluorescent, superlative most fluorescent)

  1. Of or relating to fluorescence
  2. Exhibiting or produced by fluorescence
    The fluorescent plants shimmered in the darkness.
  3. Emitting visible light as a result of the excitation of phosphors by ultraviolet photons produced by the passage of an electrical current through an inert gas infused with mercury.
    The quality of fluorescent lighting technology has improved dramatically in recent years.
  4. Glowing as if with fluorescence; vivid
    Her shirt was fluorescent orange.

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Noun[edit]

fluorescent (plural fluorescents)

  1. A fluorescent light
    The fluorescents hummed day and night.

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