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emanate

[ em-uh-neyt ]
/ ˈɛm əˌneɪt /
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verb (used without object), em·a·nat·ed, em·a·nat·ing.

to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate.

verb (used with object), em·a·nat·ed, em·a·nat·ing.

to send forth; emit.

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Origin of emanate

First recorded in 1780–90; from Latin ēmānātus “having flowed out” (past participle of ēmānāre ), equivalent to ē- “out of, from” + mān-, stem of mānāre “to flow, trickle” + -ātus adjective suffix; see e-1, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for emanate

emanate
/ (ˈɛməˌneɪt) /

verb

(intr often foll by from) to issue or proceed from or as from a source
(tr) to send forth; emit

Derived forms of emanate

emanative (ˈɛmənətɪv), adjectiveemanator, nounemanatory (ˈɛməˌneɪtərɪ, -trɪ), adjective

Word Origin for emanate

C18: from Latin ēmānāre to flow out, from mānāre to flow
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