phosphorescence

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From phosphorescent

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phosphorescence (countable and uncountable, plural phosphorescences)

  1. The emission of light without any perceptible heat; the quality of being phosphorescent.
    • 2002, Barbara Vine, Grasshopper, page 138:
      We saw a round red sun rise over the City, paint the glassy towers with phosphorescence and, as it brightened and lost its shape, sprinkle across the sky feathers of pink and lilac.

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