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fluo·resce(flo͝o-rĕs′, flô-, flō-)
intr.v. fluo·resced, fluo·resc·ing, fluo·resc·es
To undergo, produce, or show fluorescence.
[Back-formation from fluorescence.]
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(intr) to exhibit fluorescence
[C19: back formation from fluorescence]
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fluo•resce(flʊˈrɛs, flɔ-, floʊ-)
v.i. -resced, -resc•ing.
to exhibit fluorescence.
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Past participle: fluoresced
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|Verb||1.||fluoresce - exhibit or undergo fluorescence|
glow - emit a steady even light without flames; "The fireflies were glowing and flying about in the garden"
scintillate - physics: fluoresce momentarily when struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon; "the phosphor fluoresced"
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