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emanate

[em-uh-neyt]
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verb (used without object), em·a·nat·ed, em·a·nat·ing.
  1. to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate.
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verb (used with object), em·a·nat·ed, em·a·nat·ing.
  1. to send forth; emit.
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Origin of emanate

1780–90; < Latin ēmānātus having flowed out (past participle of ēmānāre), equivalent to ē- e-1 + mān- flow + -ātus -ate1
Related formsem·a·na·tive, adjectiveem·a·na·tor, nounem·a·na·to·ry [em-uh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈɛm ə nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivenon·em·a·nat·ing, adjectivere·em·a·nate, verb (used without object), re·em·a·nat·ed, re·em·a·nat·ing.un·em·a·na·tive, adjective

Synonym study

1. See emerge.
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Related Words

emergederiveoriginatestemariseradiateexudeemitproceedspringriseflowinitiateegressexitbirthdischargeexhaleissue

Examples from the Web for emanating

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Historical Examples

  • The sun was formless and purple in the vibrations of wrath that were emanating from Azuria.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for emanating

emanate

verb
  1. (intr often foll by from) to issue or proceed from or as from a source
  2. (tr) to send forth; emit
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Derived Formsemanative (ˈɛmənətɪv), adjectiveemanator, nounemanatory (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.

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