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Luminescence caused by the excitation of electrons during the rubbing, crushing, or tearing of a material.
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(General Physics) luminescence produced by friction, such as the emission of light when certain crystals are crushed
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tri•bo•lu•mi•nes•cence(ˌtraɪ boʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns, ˌtrɪb oʊ-)
luminescence produced by friction, usu. within a crystalline substance.
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a form of Iuminescence created by friction. — triboluminescent, adj.See also: Light
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