radiate
I. verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Latin radiatus, past participle of radiare, from radius ray Date: circa 1619 intransitive verb 1. to proceed in a direct line from or toward a center 2. to send out rays ; shine brightly 3. a. to issue in or as if in rays b. to evolve by adaptive radiation transitive verb 1. to send out in or as if in rays 2. irradiate, illuminate 3. to spread abroad or around as if from a center II. adjective Date: 1668 having rays or radial parts: as a. having ray flowers b. characterized by radial symmetry ; radially symmetrical • radiately adverb

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  • Radiate — Ra di*ate (r[=a] d[i^]*[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Radiated} (r[=a] d[i^]*[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Radiating}.] [L. radiatus, p. p. of radiare to furnish with spokes or rays, to radiate, fr. radius ray. See {Radius}, {Ray} a divergent line …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Radiate — Ra di*ate, v. t. 1. To emit or send out in direct lines from a point or points; as, to radiate heat. [1913 Webster] 2. To enlighten; to illuminate; to shed light or brightness on; to irradiate. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Radiate — Ra di*ate (r[=a] d[i^]*[asl]t), a. [L. radiatus, p. p.] 1. Having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated; as, a radiate crystal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Having in a capitulum large ray florets which are unlike the disk florets, as in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • radiate — [rā′dē āt΄; ] for adj. [, rā′dēit, rā′dēāt΄] vi. radiated, radiating [< L radiatus, pp. of radiare, to radiate < radius, ray: see RADIUS] 1. to send out rays of heat, light, etc.; be radiant 2. to come forth or spread out in rays [heat… …   English World dictionary

  • Radiate — Ra di*ate, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Radiata. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • radiate — I verb beam, branch out, coruscate, diffuse, disperse, emanate in rays, emit heat, emit rays, exude, fulgere, irradiate, issue rays, overspread, radiare, ramify, reflect, scatter, send, send forth, shed, splay, spread, throw off heat, throw out,… …   Law dictionary

  • radiate — radiáte (zool., bot.) s. n. pl. (sil. di a ) Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • radiate — (v.) 1610s, from L. radiatus, pp. of radiare to beam, shine (see RADIATION (Cf. radiation)). Related: Radiated; radiates; radiating …   Etymology dictionary

  • radiate — *spread, circulate, disseminate, diffuse, propagate Analogous words: *distribute, dispense: disperse, *scatter, dissipate: diverge (see SWERVE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • radiate — [v] give off; scatter afford, beam, branch out, broadcast, circulate, diffuse, disseminate, distribute, diverge, emanate, emit, expand, give out, gleam, glitter, illumine, irradiate, issue, light up, pour, proliferate, propagate, ramble, ramify,… …   New thesaurus

  • radiate — ► VERB 1) (with reference to light, heat, or other energy) emit or be emitted in the form of rays or waves. 2) emanate (a strong feeling or quality). 3) diverge from or as if from a central point. DERIVATIVES radiative adjective. ORIGIN Latin… …   English terms dictionary

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