radiate


radiate

verb

Definition of RADIATE

1
to extend outwards from or as if from a central point <the heat radiating from the fire> <the spokes of a bicycle wheel radiate from the hub towards the rim>
Synonyms branch, fan (out), ray
Near Antonyms approach, close in (on), near; center (on), centralize; connect, couple, join, link, unite
2
to emit rays of light <fireflies give off their light by means of a chemical reaction that causes their abdomens to radiate>
Synonyms beam, radiate, ray
Near Antonyms blacken, darken; lower (also lour)
3
to throw or give off <the sun radiates tiny amounts of energy in the form of microwaves>
Near Antonyms absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up

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