[ ih-mit ]
/ ɪˈmɪt /
verb (used with object), e·mit·ted, e·mit·ting.
to send forth (liquid, light, heat, sound, particles, etc.); discharge.
to give forth or release (a sound): He emitted one shrill cry and then was silent.
to utter or voice, as opinions.
to issue, as an order or a decree.
to issue formally for circulation, as paper money.
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Origin of emit
1620–30; <Latin ēmittere to send forth, equivalent to ē-e-1 + mittere to send
OTHER WORDS FROM emitre·e·mit, verb (used with object), re·e·mit·ted, re·e·mit·ting.self-e·mit·ted, adjectiveun·e·mit·ted, adjectiveun·e·mit·ting, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for emit
/ (ɪˈmɪt) /
verb emits, emitting or emitted (tr)
to give or send forth; dischargethe pipe emitted a stream of water
to give voice to; uttershe emitted a shrill scream
physics to give off (radiation or particles)
to put (currency) into circulation
Word Origin for emit
C17: from Latin ēmittere to send out, from mittere to send
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