- to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate.
- to send forth; emit.
Origin of emanate
Examples from the Web for emanative
Historical Examples of emanative
But the emanative theory is one into which a mind absorbed in contemplation may very naturally fall.
An Emanative Effect is co-existent with the very substance of that which is said to be the Cause thereof.
- (intr often foll by from) to issue or proceed from or as from a source
- (tr) to send forth; emit
Word Origin for emanate
1680s, from Latin emanatus, past participle of emanare (see emanation). Related: Emanated; emanating.