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phos·pho·res·cence

 (fŏs′fə-rĕs′əns)
n.
1. Persistent emission of light following exposure to and removal of incident radiation.
2. Emission of light without appreciable heat, as from chemiluminescence of phosphorus or bioluminescence of living organisms.

phos′pho·res′cent adj.
phos′pho·res′cent·ly adv.

phosphorescent

(ˌfɒsfəˈrɛsənt)
adj
exhibiting or having the property of phosphorescence
ˌphosphoˈrescently adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.phosphorescent - emitting light without appreciable heat as by slow oxidation of phosphorous; "the phosphorescent glow of decaying wood"
light - characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"
Translations
fosforeskující

phosphorescent

[ˌfɒsfəˈresnt] ADJfosforescente

phosphorescent

[ˌfɒsfəˈrɛsənt] adjphosphorescent(e)phosphoric acid [fɒsˌfɒrɪkˈæsɪd] nacide m phosphorique

phosphorescent

phosphorescent

[ˌfɒsfəˈrɛsnt] adjfosforescente
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All round me were little ripples, combing over with a sharp, bristling sound and slightly phosphorescent.
For some time past vessels had been met by "an enormous thing," a long object, spindle-shaped, occasionally phosphorescent, and infinitely larger and more rapid in its movements than a whale.
The south-westerly mood of the great West Wind is a lightless mood, without sun, moon, or stars, with no gleam of light but the phosphorescent flashes of the great sheets of foam that, boiling up on each side of the ship, fling bluish gleams upon her dark and narrow hull, rolling as she runs, chased by enormous seas, distracted in the tumult.
The man's hot breath fell upon her cheek, his eyes seemed almost phosphorescent in the darkness.
But there can be no doubt that very many other pelagic animals, when alive, are phosphorescent.
The sun had set the evening before in a red mist, in the midst of the phosphorescent scintillations of the ocean.
Glancing narrowly into the more distant darkness, he caught occasional glimpses of visages that loomed pallid and ghostly, lit with a phosphorescent glow.
Up the river a few yards she caught the phosphorescent gleam of water upon the prahu's paddles as they brought her to a sudden stop in obedience to Ninaka's command.
Below, the black tossing sea was churned into phosphorescent spray, as the steamer drove onwards into the night.
The phosphorescent light you now see pervading this great subterranean vault emanates from the rocks that form its dome; it is always thus upon Omean, just as the billows are always as you see them--rolling, ever rolling over a windless sea.
My quarry was plainly visible again, and in the increasing light from the phosphorescent rock that lay embedded in great patches in the roughly arched roof of the cavern I had no difficulty in following him.
Incidentally, the pinks and reds of rose campions are as unforgettably brilliant as the phosphorescent white of the evergreen candytuft.