Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of, suitable for, or exhibiting luminescence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by luminescence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physics) Shining with a light due to any of the various causes which produce luminescence.

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  • adjective emitting light by luminescence

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective emitting light not caused by heat

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin lūmen, lūmin-, light; see lumen + –escent.]

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From stem of Latin lumen ("light") +‎ -escent

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