radiate


radiate
[[t]re͟ɪdieɪt[/t]]
radiates, radiating, radiated
1) VERB If things radiate out from a place, they form a pattern that is like lines drawn from the centre of a circle to various points on its edge.

[V from n] Many kinds of woodland can be seen on the various walks which radiate from the Heritage Centre...

[V prep/adv] From here, contaminated air radiates out to the open countryside.

2) VERB If you radiate an emotion or quality or if it radiates from you, people can see it very clearly in your face and in your behaviour.

[V n] She radiates happiness and health...

[V from n] Her voice hadn't changed but I felt the anger that radiated from her.

3) VERB If something radiates heat or light, heat or light comes from it.

[V n] The metal plate behind my head radiated heat like a cooker's hotplate.


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  • Radiate — Ra di*ate, v. t. 1. To emit or send out in direct lines from a point or points; as, to radiate heat. [1913 Webster] 2. To enlighten; to illuminate; to shed light or brightness on; to irradiate. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Radiate — Ra di*ate (r[=a] d[i^]*[asl]t), a. [L. radiatus, p. p.] 1. Having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated; as, a radiate crystal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Having in a capitulum large ray florets which are unlike the disk florets, as in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • radiate — [rā′dē āt΄; ] for adj. [, rā′dēit, rā′dēāt΄] vi. radiated, radiating [< L radiatus, pp. of radiare, to radiate < radius, ray: see RADIUS] 1. to send out rays of heat, light, etc.; be radiant 2. to come forth or spread out in rays [heat… …   English World dictionary

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  • radiate — radiáte (zool., bot.) s. n. pl. (sil. di a ) Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • radiate — (v.) 1610s, from L. radiatus, pp. of radiare to beam, shine (see RADIATION (Cf. radiation)). Related: Radiated; radiates; radiating …   Etymology dictionary

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  • radiate — [v] give off; scatter afford, beam, branch out, broadcast, circulate, diffuse, disseminate, distribute, diverge, emanate, emit, expand, give out, gleam, glitter, illumine, irradiate, issue, light up, pour, proliferate, propagate, ramble, ramify,… …   New thesaurus

  • radiate — ► VERB 1) (with reference to light, heat, or other energy) emit or be emitted in the form of rays or waves. 2) emanate (a strong feeling or quality). 3) diverge from or as if from a central point. DERIVATIVES radiative adjective. ORIGIN Latin… …   English terms dictionary


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