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radiate

[v. rey-dee-eyt; adj. rey-dee-it, -eyt] /v. ˈreɪ diˌeɪt; adj. ˈreɪ di ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
verb (used without object), radiated, radiating.
1.
to extend, spread, or move like rays or radii from a center.
2.
to emit rays, as of light or heat; irradiate.
3.
to issue or proceed in rays.
4.
(of persons) to project or glow with cheerfulness, joy, etc.:
She simply radiates with good humor.
verb (used with object), radiated, radiating.
5.
to emit in rays; disseminate, as from a center.
6.
(of persons) to project (joy, goodwill, etc.).
adjective
7.
radiating from a center.
8.
having rays extending from a central point or part:
a coin showing a radiate head.
9.
radiating symmetrically.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin radiātus (past participle of radiāre to radiate light, shine). See radiant, -ate1
Related forms
radiable, adjective
radiability, radiableness, noun
radiably, radiately, adverb
antiradiating, adjective
interradiate, verb (used without object), interradiated, interradiating.
multiradiate, adjective
multiradiated, adjective
nonradiating, adjective
reradiate, verb, reradiated, reradiating.
subradiate, adjective
unradiated, adjective
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Examples from the web for radiates
  • But even where the camera flashes briefly to her face, she radiates an incredible amount of emotion and context.
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  • Their work has allied itself with the discreet, almost subliminal beauty that radiates from the objects themselves.
  • The ideology of personal growth, superficially optimistic about the power of positive thinking, radiates pessimism.
  • Bush's sunshine of a spotless mind radiates through each cranny of the administration.
  • Perhaps the best part is the faint yet masculine scent of green tea, aloe, and jojoba oils that now radiates from his skin.
  • She radiates energy, and she is so open and trusting she invites intimacies.
  • The heat then radiates through the cone to the coffee, which is separated in another compartment.
  • In general, thermal photovoltaics use solar cells to convert the light that radiates from a hot surface into electricity.
  • There is one exception to my last statement and can be found in the article when it touched on a warmer body radiates heat faster.
British Dictionary definitions for radiates

radiate

verb (ˈreɪdɪˌeɪt)
1.
Also eradiate. to emit (heat, light, or some other form of radiation) or (of heat, light, etc) to be emitted as radiation
2.
(intransitive) (of lines, beams, etc) to spread out from a centre or be arranged in a radial pattern
3.
(transitive) (of a person) to show (happiness, health, etc) to a great degree
adjective (ˈreɪdɪɪt; -ˌeɪt)
4.
having rays; radiating
5.
(of a capitulum) consisting of ray florets
6.
(of animals or their parts) showing radial symmetry
7.
adorned or decorated with rays: a radiate head on a coin
Word Origin
C17: from Latin radiāre to emit rays
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Word Origin and History for radiates

radiate

v.

1610s, "spread in all directions from a point," from Latin radiatus, past participle of radiare "to beam, shine, gleam; make beaming" (see radiation). Meaning "be radiant, give off rays (of light or heat)" is from 1704. Related: Radiated; radiates; radiating.

adj.

"having rays, furnished with rays, shining," 1660s, from Latin radiatus (see radiate (v.)).

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radiates in Medicine

radiate ra·di·ate (rā'dē-āt')
v. ra·di·at·ed, ra·di·at·ing, ra·di·ates

  1. To spread out in all directions from a center.

  2. To emit or be emitted as radiation.


ra'di·a'tive adj.
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