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adjective uk   /ˌfɒs.fərˈes.ənt/  us   /ˌfɑːs.fəˈres-/ specialized
giving off light after radiation has hit it
noun [U] uk   us   /-əns/
Translations of “phosphorescent”
in Chinese (Traditional) 發磷光的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发磷光的…
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