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[em-uh-neyt] /ˈɛm əˌneɪt/
verb (used without object), emanated, emanating.
to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate.
Synonyms: arise, spring, flow.
verb (used with object), emanated, emanating.
to send forth; emit.
1780-90; < Latin ēmānātus having flowed out (past participle of ēmānāre), equivalent to ē- e-1 + mān- flow + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
emanative, adjective
emanator, noun
[em-uh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈɛm ə nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
nonemanating, adjective
reemanate, verb (used without object), reemanated, reemanating.
unemanative, adjective
Synonym Study
1. See emerge. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for emanated
  • Cradles are kept, the cooing that emanated from them still heard by mothers long after their babies are grown.
  • The covering of dirt was so thin that at night a strange phosphorescence emanated from the ground.
  • At the far end of the room, an eerie blue glow emanated along with the faint sound of techno music.
  • The steam eruptions have emanated from beneath a horseshoe-shaped glacier that wraps around the lava dome.
  • But on warm days, when pungent odors emanated from the rural plumbing, my urban sensibilities were challenged.
  • Stares and coughs and gagging sounds emanated from fans in the surrounding seats, dashing my self-satisfied sense of virtue.
  • Reports have emanated from rehearsal sessions of complaints that the conductor's tempos were too.
  • Suddenly a dog-patrol vehicle appeared, and a menacing voice emanated from the window on the driver's side.
  • It has a far better chance of stabilizing areas from which trouble has long emanated, at a bearable cost, than the alternatives.
  • Malaria was originally called ague or marsh fever because it emanated from warm-weather swamps.
British Dictionary definitions for emanated


(intransitive) often foll by from. to issue or proceed from or as from a source
(transitive) to send forth; emit
Derived Forms
emanative (ˈɛmənətɪv) adjective
emanator, noun
emanatory (ˈɛməˌneɪtərɪ; -trɪ) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin ēmānāre to flow out, from mānāre to flow
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Word Origin and History for emanated



1680s, from Latin emanatus, past participle of emanare (see emanation). Related: Emanated; emanating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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