[fos-fuh-res] /ˌfɒs fəˈrɛs/

verb (used without object), phosphoresced, phosphorescing.
to be luminous without sensible heat, as .
(intransitive) to exhibit phosphorescence


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    [fos-fuh-ret-id] /ˈfɒs fəˌrɛt ɪd/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. .

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