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radiative

[ rey-dee-ey-tiv ]
/ ˈreɪ diˌeɪ tɪv /
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adjective

giving off radiation.

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Also ra·di·a·to·ry [rey-dee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]. /ˈreɪ di əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.

Origin of radiative

First recorded in 1830–40; radiat(ion) + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM radiative

non·ra·di·a·tive, adjectivesub·ra·di·a·tive, adjectiveun·ra·di·a·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for radiative

radiative

radiatory (ˈreɪdɪətərɪ, -trɪ)

/ (ˈreɪdɪətɪv) /

adjective

physics emitting or causing the emission of radiationa radiative collision
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