[floo-res-uh nt, flaw-, floh-] /flʊˈrɛs ənt, flɔ-, floʊ-/
possessing the property of ; exhibiting .
strikingly bright, vivid, or glowing:
plastic toys in fluorescent colors.
a lighting fixture that utilizes a .
exhibiting or having the property of fluorescence
1853, from fluor- + -escent (see fluorescence). The fluorescent electric lamp patent was applied for in 1896 by U.S. inventor Thomas A. Edison, but such lights were rare before 1938.
[food] /fud/ noun 1. any nourishing substance that is eaten, drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, promote growth, etc. 2. more or less solid nourishment, as distinguished from liquids. 3. a particular kind of solid nourishment: a breakfast food; dog food. 4. whatever supplies nourishment to organisms: plant food. […]
[fawr-fit] /ˈfɔr fɪt/ noun 1. a fine; penalty. 2. an act of forfeiting; . 3. something to which the right is lost, as for commission of a crime or misdeed, neglect of duty, or violation of a contract. 4. an article deposited in a game because of a mistake and redeemable by a fine or […]
[non-fawr-fi-cher] /nɒnˈfɔr fɪ tʃər/ noun, Insurance. 1. any benefit, as cash or other form of insurance, available to a life-insurance policyholder who discontinues premium payments on the policy.
[fou-ling] /ˈfaʊ lɪŋ/ noun 1. an encrusted deposit, especially on a submerged object, as the hull of a ship.