radiate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin radiatus, past participle of radiare (to radiate, furnish with spokes, give out rays, radiate, shine), from radius (a spoke, ray).

Verb[edit]

radiate (third-person singular simple present radiates, present participle radiating, simple past and past participle radiated)

  1. To extend, send or spread out from a center like radii.
  2. (transitive) To emit rays or waves.
    The stove radiates heat.
  3. (intransitive) To come out or proceed in rays or waves.
    The heat radiates from a stove.
    • John Locke
      Light radiates from luminous bodies directly to our eyes.
  4. (transitive) To illuminate.
  5. To expose to ionizing radiation, such as by radiography.
  6. (transitive) To manifest oneself in a glowing manner.
  7. (ecology, intransitive) to spread into new habitats, migrate.

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Adjective[edit]

radiate (comparative more radiate, superlative most radiate)

  1. Radiating from a center; having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated.
    a radiate crystal
  2. Surrounded by rays, such as the head of a saint in a religious picture.
  3. (botany) Having parts radiating from the center, like the petals in many flowers.
  4. (biology) Having radial symmetry, like a seastar.
  5. (zoology) Belonging to the Radiata.

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Noun[edit]

radiate (plural radiates)

  1. (zoology) One of the Radiata.

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Adverb[edit]

radiate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of radii

Italian[edit]

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radiate

  1. second-person plural present subjunctive of radere
  2. second-person plural present indicative of radiare
  3. second-person plural imperative of radiare
  4. second-person plural present subjunctive of radiare
  5. feminine plural of radiato

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radiāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of radiō