reradiate

verb
re·​ra·​di·​ate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈrā-dē-ˌāt How to pronounce reradiate (audio) \
reradiated; reradiating; reradiates

Definition of reradiate

transitive verb

: to radiate again or anew especially : to emit (energy) in the form of radiation after absorbing incident radiation

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Other Words from reradiate

reradiation \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌrā-​dē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce reradiation (audio) \ noun

Examples of reradiate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Table salt forms cubic crystals because its atoms share electrons in that configuration; silver shines because its electrons absorb visible light and reradiate it back. Quanta Magazine, "Elusive Higgs-Like State Created in Exotic Materials," 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of reradiate

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Reradiate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reradiate. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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reradiate

transitive verb
re·​ra·​di·​ate | \ (ˈ)rē-ˈrād-ē-ˌāt How to pronounce reradiate (audio) \
reradiated; reradiating

Medical Definition of reradiate

: to radiate again or anew especially : to emit (energy) in the form of radiation after absorbing incident radiation

Other Words from reradiate

reradiation \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌrād-​ē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce reradiation (audio) \ noun

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