re·​emit (ˌ)rē-ē-ˈmit How to pronounce reemit (audio)
variants or re-emit
reemitted or re-emitted; reemitting or re-emitting
: to emit (something) again
reemitting absorbed light
reemission noun
or re-emission
plural reemissions or re-emissions
the reemission of noxious fumes

Examples of reemit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The surrounding dust grains absorb the ultraviolet light and reemit it in the infrared. Aaron S. Evans, Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2021 Now consider that the ocean absorbs and almost completely reemits about 200 Gt of CO 2 per year. David Fork, IEEE Spectrum, 28 June 2021 Finally, the film of electrons would absorb the radiation and reemit it as heat. Mark Anderson, Discover Magazine, 22 Oct. 2012 Biofluorescent organisms absorb light and reemit it at a new wavelength, which gives them their glow. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Aug. 2021 The sodium atoms in the upper atmosphere absorb bright orange laser light (the same color emitted by the sodium street lamps in many cities) and then reemit it, producing a glowing artificial star. Scientific American, 15 Mar. 2021 The new findings, published in the journal Scientific Reports, show that biofluorescence, or the ability to absorb light and reemit it, is more widespread in amphibians than experts previously realized. Leslie Nemo, Discover Magazine, 27 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1726, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reemit was circa 1726

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“Reemit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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