verb (used with object), e·mit·ted, e·mit·ting.
- emission nebula,
- emission spectrum,
Origin of emit
Examples from the Web for emitting
When a pumpkin is sent to the landfill, it rots, emitting methane, an alarmingly potent greenhouse gas.
If you take two long-haul flights a year, you are emitting as much carbon as if you had driven an extra car.
He walked with the air of a cardinal, emitting words with a nasal tone and melancholy gestures.Pablo Neruda, My Neighbor: Roberto Ampuero Recalls His Childhood|Roberto Ampuero|June 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Now, however, No. 93 was emitting strange noises--there was a new sound, and it boded trouble.Ralph, the Train Dispatcher|Allen Chapman
Almost directly overhead a huge paper lantern swung in the breeze, emitting a soft light, and casting its rays on either side.Under the Chinese Dragon|F. S. Brereton
One was that of emitting bills of credit, or issuing a treasury currency.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
The pulpit is emitting new light for the spiritual man, and the 258press is redolent with a moral fragrance.The Young Maiden|A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
It was soaring away up in a close spiral, emitting a series of screams.The Onslaught from Rigel|Fletcher Pratt