radiate

radiate
v. & adj.
—v.
1 intr. a emit rays of light, heat, or other electromagnetic waves. b (of light or heat) be emitted in rays.
2 tr. emit (light, heat, or sound) from a centre.
3 tr. transmit or demonstrate (life, love, joy, etc.) (radiates happiness).
4 intr. & tr. diverge or cause to diverge or spread from a centre.
5 tr. (as radiated adj.) with parts arranged in rays.
—adj. having divergent rays or parts radially arranged.
Derivatives:
radiately adv. radiative adj.
Etymology: L radiare radiat- (as RADIUS)

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