from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To be or become luminescent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To give off light, including in the invisible electromagnetic radiation frequencies, or become luminescent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To emit light other than that due to ordinary incandescence. See luminescence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be or become luminescent; exhibit luminescence
I just do my research to understand why jellyfish luminesce.
I just do my research to understand why jellyfish luminesce, and why that protein fluoresce?
The dogs practically luminesce in the gorgeous, precise prose with which Wroblewski conjures them.
If a material completes the circuit, the light bulb will luminesce, indicating that it is a conductor.
It's no surprise they would move the birth of the Christ Child from April to this cruel week, just to let the story luminesce from within.
Some manifest as cohesive gatherings of charged plasma that will luminesce more brightly as the creature gains strength; this can be useful when gauging the effectiveness of countermeasures.
Water shoots scalding from the chimney at the north end of the Throat, curdles and mixes with deep icy saline; microbes caught in the turbulence luminesce madly.
Pi-conjugated polymers luminesce when excited by electricity or a light source.
Pending final approval of funding, the detector will be filled with a hydrocarbon-based scintillation fluid, which, when a geoneutrino is caught, will luminesce and trigger the detector.
But Thursday night, in this big room where the projector has got to throw quite a distance, the HD looked very sharp indeed when showing original DV footage, with deep inky blacks, reasonably high contrast, popping colors (the screen seemed to luminesce) and absolute rock stability.