to extend, spread, or move like rays or radii from a center.
to emit rays, as of light or heat; irradiate.
to issue or proceed in rays.
(of persons) to project or glow with cheerfulness, joy, etc.: She simply radiates with good humor.
to emit in rays; disseminate, as from a center.
(of persons) to project (joy, goodwill, etc.).
radiating from a center.
having rays extending from a central point or part: a coin showing a radiate head.
- ra·di·a·ble, adjective
- ra·di·a·bil·i·ty, ra·di·a·ble·ness, noun
- ra·di·a·bly, ra·di·ate·ly, adverb
- an·ti·ra·di·at·ing, adjective
- in·ter·ra·di·ate, verb (used without object), in·ter·ra·di·at·ed, in·ter·ra·di·at·ing.
- mul·ti·ra·di·ate, adjective
- mul·ti·ra·di·at·ed, adjective
- non·ra·di·at·ing, adjective
- re·ra·di·ate, verb, re·ra·di·at·ed, re·ra·di·at·ing.
- sub·ra·di·ate, adjective
- un·ra·di·at·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for radiate
Also: eradiate to emit (heat, light, or some other form of radiation) or (of heat, light, etc) to be emitted as radiation
(intr) (of lines, beams, etc) to spread out from a centre or be arranged in a radial pattern
(tr) (of a person) to show (happiness, health, etc) to a great degree
having rays; radiating
(of a capitulum) consisting of ray florets
(of animals or their parts) showing radial symmetry
adorned or decorated with rays: a radiate head on a coin
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