Definitions of radiate

  1. To emit rays; to issue in rays; to shine; to proceed as rays from a point.
  2. To send out in rays; issue in rays.
  3. To emit or send out in direct lines from a point or points; as, to radiate heat.
  4. To enlighten; to illuminate; to shed light or brightness on; to irradiate.
  5. To send out in rays; as, the sun radiates light and heat.
  6. To send out in rays.
  7. To send out in rays or divergent lines.
  8. To proceed in direct lines from a point or surface; to issue in rays, as light or heat.
  9. To issue forth in rays; as, heat and light radiate from the sun.
  10. To emit rays of light: to shine: to proceed in direct lines from any point or surface.
  11. To emit rays; proceed in straight lines from any point.
  12. spread into new habitates and produce variety or variegate; " The plants on this island diversified"
  13. cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; " The sun is radiating"
  14. send out rays or waves; " The sun radiates heat"
  15. send out real or metaphoric rays; " She radiates happiness"
  16. issue or emerge in rays or waves; " Heat radiated from the metal box"
  17. extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center; " spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel"; " This plants radiates spines in all directions"
  18. spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate; " The plants on this island diversified"
  19. especially of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink; " Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"
  20. To emit as rays; to irradiate.
  21. To send out rays or beams, as from a centre; to shine; to fill with brightness; to proceed in direct lines from any point or surface.
  22. One of the Radiata.
  23. Having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated; as, a radiate crystal.
  24. Having in a capitulum large ray florets which are unlike the disk florets, as in the aster, daisy, etc.
  25. Divided or separated into rays; having rays; radiating.
  26. Having rays; having crystals diverging from a centre; belonging to the division radiata. Radiate flower, a compound flower consisting of a disc, in which the corollets or florets are tubular.
  27. Formed of rays; in bot., arranged like rays spreading from a common centre; disposed like the spokes of a wheel; in min., having crystals diverging from a common centre; in zool., belonging to the radiata or rayed animals.
  28. Radially symmetrical.
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