Actinic

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actinic

Pertaining to electromagnetic radiation capable of initiating photochemical reactions, as in photography or the fading of pigments.

Because of the particularly strong action of ultraviolet radiation on photochemical processes, the term has come to be almost synonymous with ultraviolet, as in "actinic rays."

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