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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
References in classic literature ?
In one case, however, it is real sunshine; in the other, it more resembles the phosphorescent glow of decaying wood.
All round me were little ripples, combing over with a sharp, bristling sound and slightly phosphorescent.
The sea is full of fire on summer nights all the way down from Novastoshnah to Lukannon, and each seal leaves a wake like burning oil behind him and a flaming flash when he jumps, and the waves break in great phosphorescent streaks and swirls.
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 sun had set the evening before in a red mist, in the midst of the phosphorescent scintillations of the ocean.
During this time the captain had thrown off his vest and shirt, and secured his trousers round his waist; his feet were naked, so he had no shoes and stockings to take off; after these preparations he placed his finger on his lips, and lowering himself noiselessly into the sea, swam towards the shore with such precaution that it was impossible to hear the slightest sound; he could only be traced by the phosphorescent line in his wake.
Glancing narrowly into the more distant darkness, he caught occasional glimpses of visages that loomed pallid and ghostly, lit with a phosphorescent glow.
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.
Before I could form a guess a faint flash of phosphorescent light, which seemed to issue suddenly from the naked body of a man, flickered in the sleeping water with the elusive, silent play of summer lightning in a night sky.
I will tell, too, of the great nocturnal white thing--to this day we do not know whether it was beast or reptile--which lived in a vile swamp to the east of the lake, and flitted about with a faint phosphorescent glimmer in the darkness.
Old Fisher's been having a joke with that phosphorescent stuff of his.
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.