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radiate meaning and definition

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Definition of radiate (verb)

  1. send out rays or waves
    • "The sun radiates heat"
  2. send out real or metaphoric rays
    • "She radiates happiness"
  3. extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center
    • "spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel"; "This plants radiate spines in all directions"
    • synonyms: ray
  4. have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
    • "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"
    • synonyms: beam, glow, shine
  5. cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays
    • "The sun is radiating"
  6. experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion
    • "She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness"
    • synonyms: beam, glow, shine
  7. issue or emerge in rays or waves
    • "Heat radiated from the metal box"
  8. spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate
    • "The plants on this island diversified"
    • synonyms: diversify

RADIATE adjective

Definition of radiate (adjective)

  1. arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center
    • "radial symmetry"; "a starlike or stellate arrangement of petals"; "many cities show a radial pattern of main highways"
    • synonyms: radial, stellate
  2. having rays or ray-like parts as in the flower heads of daisies
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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