Definition of Radiate

1. Verb. Send out rays or waves. "The sun radiates heat"

Generic synonyms: Emit, Give Off, Give Out
Derivative terms: Radiance, Radiancy, Radiant, Radiation



2. Adjective. Arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center. "Many cities show a radial pattern of main highways"
Exact synonyms: Radial, Stellate
Similar to: Symmetric, Symmetrical

3. Verb. Send out real or metaphoric rays. "She radiates happiness"
Generic synonyms: Breathe, Emit, Pass Off

4. Adjective. Having rays or ray-like parts as in the flower heads of daisies.
Similar to: Compound

5. Verb. Extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center. "This plants radiate spines in all directions"
Exact synonyms: Ray
Generic synonyms: Extend, Go, Lead, Pass, Run
Derivative terms: Radiation, Radiation, Ray

6. Verb. Have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink. "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"
Exact synonyms: Beam, Glow, Shine
Generic synonyms: Appear, Look, Seem
Derivative terms: Glow

7. Verb. Cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays. "The sun is radiating"
Generic synonyms: Cause To Be Perceived
Specialized synonyms: Blink, Flash, Twinkle, Wink, Winkle, Gleam, Glimmer, Glow
Derivative terms: Radiance, Radiant

8. Verb. Experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion. "Her face radiated with happiness"
Exact synonyms: Beam, Glow, Shine
Generic synonyms: Experience, Feel
Derivative terms: Glow, Glow, Radiance

9. Verb. Issue or emerge in rays or waves. "Heat radiated from the metal box"
Generic synonyms: Come Forth, Come Out, Egress, Emerge, Go Forth, Issue
Derivative terms: Radiant, Radiator

10. Verb. Spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate. "The plants on this island diversified"
Exact synonyms: Diversify
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Vary
Derivative terms: Diversification, Radiation

Definition of Radiate

1. v. i. To emit rays; to be radiant; to shine.

2. v. t. To emit or send out in direct lines from a point or points; as, to radiate heat.

3. a. Having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated; as, a radiate crystal.

4. n. One of the Radiata.

Definition of Radiate

1. Verb. To extend, send or spread out from a center like radii. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To emit rays or waves. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To come out or proceed in rays or waves. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To illuminate. ¹

5. Verb. To expose to ionizing radiation, such as by radiography. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To manifest oneself in a glowing manner. ¹

7. Verb. (context: ecology, intransitive) to spread into new habitats, migrate. ¹

8. Adjective. '''radiating''' from a center. ¹

9. Adjective. surrounded by rays, such as the head of a saint in a religious picture. ¹

10. Adjective. (botany) having parts radiating from the center, such as the petals in many flowers. ¹

11. Adjective. (biology) having radial symmetry, such as a seastar. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Radiate

1. to emit rays [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Medical Definition of Radiate

1. 1. To emit rays; to be radiant; to shine. "Virtues shine more clear In them [kings], and radiant like the sun at noon." (Howell) 2. To proceed in direct lines from a point or surface; to issue in rays, as light or heat. "Light radiates from luminous bodies directly to our eyes." (Locke) Origin: L. Radiatus, p. P. Of radiare to furnish with spokes or rays, to radiate, fr. Radius. See Radius, Ray a divergent line. 1. To emit or send out in direct lines from a point or points; as, to radiate heat. 2. To enlighten; to illuminate; to shed light or brightness on; to irradiate. 1. Having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated; as, a radiate crystal. 2. Having in a capitulum large ray florets which are unlike the disk florets, as in the aster, daisy, etc. 3. Belonging to the Radiata. Origin: L. Radiatus, p. P. One of the Radiata. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Radiate

radiansphere
radianspheres
radiant
radiant energies
radiant energy
radiant flux
radiant heat
radiant heating
radiant intensity
radiantly
radiantness
radiants
radiary
radiata
radiatas
radiate (current term)
radiate crown
radiate layer of tympanic membrane
radiate ligament
radiate ligament of head of rib
radiate ligament of wrist
radiate sternocostal ligaments
radiated
radiately
radiates
radiatiform
radiating
radiating(a)
radiatio
radiatio acustica

Literary usage of Radiate

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The radiate Ligament (ligamentum capituli costae radiatum; ... The radiate ligament connects the anterior part of the head of each rib with the side of the ..."

2. Investigations on Microscopic Foams and on Protoplasm: Experiments by Otto Bütschli, Edward Alfred Minchin (1894)
"(h) radiate Appearances in Protoplasm during Cell Division For a further and an important point of agreement between artificial foams and protoplasm we ..."

3. A History of Architecture by Russell Sturgis, Arthur Lincoln Frothingham (1909)
"CHAPTER III THE CHURCHES OF radiate PLAN VYING with the basilica churches in ... The radiate plan was not allowed to pass through a normal development. ..."

4. A History of Architecture by Russell Sturgis, Arthur Lincoln Frothingham (1909)
"CHAPTER III THE CHURCHES OF radiate PLAN VYING with the basilica churches in ... The radiate plan was not allowed to pass through a normal development. ..."

5. First Lessons in Botany: Designed for Common Schools in the United States by Alphonso Wood (1849)
"Helianthus strumosus—head radiate. 2. Vertical section of the head, showing 3. ... 1 Heads radiate, with yellow rays 2 1 Heads radiate, with cyanic rays. ..."

6. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"lvs. much reduced: heads radiate; commonly several in a terminal corymbose cyme; ray-fls. about 8, rays yellow. Idaho, Ore., and Wash. ljl\j narrowly ..."

7. Typical Forms and Special Ends in Creation by James McCosh, George Dickie (1857)
"THE radiate type of animal structure, as the name indicates, is characterized by a ... Our aim is to show that, while there is adherence to a radiate plan, ..."

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