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irradiate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of irradiate

  1. 1 to supply with light <the light from a galaxy of flashing signs irradiates the heart and soul of Las Vegas> Synonyms bathe, beacon, emblaze, illume, illumine, illuminate, light, lightenRelated Words brighten; beam, beat (down), radiate, shine; enhalo, halo; floodlight; highlight, spotlight; blaze, burn, fire, flame, glare, glow, ignite, incinerate, kindle; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle; gleam, glisten, glitterNear Antonyms dim, dull, obscure; cover, shroud, veil; douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench, snuff (out)Antonyms blacken, darken, obfuscate

  2. 2 to throw or give off <irradiating an aura of supreme confidence on the playing field> Synonyms cast, discharge, emanate, evolve, exhale, expel, expire [archaic], give out, emit, issue, radiate, release, send (out), shoot, throw out, ventRelated Words eliminate, evacuate, excrete, exude, ooze, secrete; eject, erupt, gush, jet, outpour, pour, spew, spout, spray, spurt, squirtNear Antonyms absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up




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