emanation

noun em·a·na·tion \ ˌe-mə-ˈnā-shən \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of emanation

1 a : the action of emanating
b : the origination of the world by a series of hierarchically descending radiations from the Godhead through intermediate stages to matter
2 a : something that emanates or is produced by emanation : effluence
b : an isotope of radon produced by radioactive disintegration
  • radium emanation

emanative

play \ˈe-mə-ˌnā-tiv\ adjective

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First Known Use of emanation

1570


Medical Dictionary

emanation

noun em·a·na·tion \ ˌem-ə-ˈnā-shən \

medical Definition of emanation

1 : the action of emanating
2 a : something that emanates or is produced by emanation
b : a heavy gaseous element produced by radioactive disintegration
  • radium emanation


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