transitive verbemit′ted, emit′ting
- to send out; give forth; discharge: geysers emit water
- to utter (words or sounds)
- to transmit (a signal) as by radio waves
- to give off (electrons) under the influence of heat, radiation, etc.
- to issue (paper money or the like); put into circulation
Origin of emitClassical Latin emittere from e-, out (see ex-) + mittere, to send: see mission