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emanate

[em-uh-neyt] /ˈɛm əˌneɪt/
verb (used without object), emanated, emanating.
1.
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.
2.
to send forth; emit.
Origin of emanate
1780-1790
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
emanatory
[em-uh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈɛm ə nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonemanating, adjective
reemanate, verb (used without object), reemanated, reemanating.
unemanative, adjective
Synonym Study
1. See emerge.
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  • The sun was formless and purple in the vibrations of wrath that were emanating from Azuria.

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
  • These sensations of light, emanating from without, are at the bottom of many of our dreams.

    Dreams Henri Bergson
  • Suspect the message as bogus and emanating from Y. M. See Furneaux.

    Number Seventeen Louis Tracy
  • The chief executes the will of the people, emanating from a council composed of elders.

  • When emanating from Unity, it contained already what made it manifold.

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British Dictionary definitions for emanating

emanate

/ˈɛməˌneɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by from. to issue or proceed from or as from a source
2.
(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 emanating

emanate

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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