verb (used with object), emitted, emitting.
to send forth (liquid, light, heat, sound, particles, etc.); discharge.
to give forth or release (a sound): He emitted one shrill cry and then was silent.
to utter or voice, as opinions.
to issue, as an order or a decree.
to issue formally for circulation, as paper money.

1620–30; < Latin ēmittere to send forth, equivalent to ē- e-1 + mittere to send

reemit, verb (used with object), reemitted, reemitting.
self-emitted, adjective
unemitted, adjective
unemitting, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To emitted
World English Dictionary
emit (ɪˈmɪt)
vb , emits, emitting, emitted
1.  to give or send forth; discharge: the pipe emitted a stream of water
2.  to give voice to; utter: she emitted a shrill scream
3.  physics to give off (radiation or particles)
4.  to put (currency) into circulation
[C17: from Latin ēmittere to send out, from mittere to send]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

1623, from L. emittere "send forth," from ex- "out" + mittere "to send."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
enzyme-multiplied immunoassay technique
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Mouse pheromones are chemicals emitted in the urine.
It is designed to detect the low-frequency radio pulses emitted by lightning
They also found some points in the distant skies that emitted both visible
  light and radio frequencies.
The group is continuing to study the sounds, including when they are emitted.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature