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.

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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(intr often foll by from) to issue or proceed from or as from a source
(tr) to send forth; emit
Derived Formsemanative (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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Word Origin and History for emanative



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

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