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radiate

[ verb rey-dee-eyt; adjective rey-dee-it, -eyt ]
/ verb ˈreɪ diˌeɪt; adjective ˈreɪ di ɪt, -ˌeɪt /
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verb (used without object), ra·di·at·ed, ra·di·at·ing.
verb (used with object), ra·di·at·ed, ra·di·at·ing.
to emit in rays; disseminate, as from a center.
(of persons) to project (joy, goodwill, etc.).
adjective
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Origin of radiate

First recorded in 1610–20, radiate is from the Latin word radiātus (past participle of radiāre to radiate light, shine). See radiant, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for radiate

radiate

verb (ˈreɪdɪˌeɪt)
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
adjective (ˈreɪdɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)

Word Origin for radiate

C17: from Latin radiāre to emit rays
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Medical definitions for radiate

radiate
[ rādē-āt′ ]

v.
To spread out in all directions from a center.
To emit or be emitted as radiation.

Other words from radiate

radi•a′tive adj.
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