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emit

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verb \ē-ˈmit\

Simple Definition of emit

  • : to send (light, energy, etc.) out from a source

  • : to make (a certain sound)

Full Definition of emit

emit·tedemit·ting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to throw or give off or out (as light or heat) b :  to send out :  eject

  3. 2 a :  to issue with authority; especially :  to put (as money) into circulation b obsolete :  publish

  4. 3 :  to give utterance or voice to <emitted a groan>

emit·ter noun

Examples of emit

  1. The telescope can detect light emitted by distant galaxies.

  2. chimneys emitting thick, black smoke

  3. The brakes emitted a loud squeal.



Origin of emit

Latin emittere to send out, from e- + mittere to send


First Known Use: 1598



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