To emit is defined as to discharge, or to produce and let off, something such as an odor or a sound.(verb)
Rotting, stinky garbage is an example of something that emits an odor.
See emit in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L emittere < e-, out (see ex-) + mittere, to send: see mission
See emit in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb e·mit·ted, e·mit·ting, e·mits
Origin: Latin ēmittere, to send out
Origin: : ē-, ex-, ex-
Origin: + mittere, to send.
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