transitive verb (emitted; emitting) Etymology: Latin emittere to send out, from e- + mittere to send Date: 1598 1. a. to throw or give off or out (as light or heat) b. to send out ; eject 2. a. to issue with authority; especially to put (as money) into circulation b. obsolete publish 3. to give utterance or voice to <
emitted a groan
emitter noun

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