Radiate definitions

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Having rays or raylike parts, as in the flower heads of daisies.
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Characterized by radial symmetry.
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Surrounded with rays.

A radiate head on a coin.

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To send out rays or waves.
verb
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To issue or emerge in rays or waves.

Heat radiated from the stove.

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To extend in straight lines from or toward a center; diverge or converge like rays.

Spokes radiate from a wheel hub.

verb
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To spread into new habitats and thereby diverge or diversify. Used of a group of organisms.
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To emit (light or energy) in rays or waves.
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To send or spread out from or as if from a center.

A cactus that radiates spines.

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To irradiate or illuminate (an object).
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To manifest in a glowing manner.

A leader who radiates confidence.

verb
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Having rays or raylike parts; radial.
adjective
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Having ray flowers or florets.
adjective
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Having radial symmetry, as a jellyfish.
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To send out rays of heat, light, etc.; be radiant.
verb
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To come forth or spread out in rays.

Heat radiating from a stove.

verb
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To branch out in lines from a center.

Highways radiating from a city.

verb
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To send out (heat, light, etc.) in rays.
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To give forth or spread (happiness, love, etc.) as if from a center.
verb
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The definition of radiate is something with rays that come from a shared center.

An example of radiate is the appearance of petals in a flower; radiate formation of petals.

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To spread out in all directions from a center.
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Radiate is defined as to give off heat or light, or extend out from a shared center.

An example of radiate is heat and light coming from a camp fire.

An example of radiate are petals extending from the center of a flower.

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To emit or be emitted as radiation.
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Radiating from a center; having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated.

A radiate crystal.

adjective
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(zoology) Belonging to the Radiata.
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Surrounded by rays, such as the head of a saint in a religious picture.
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(zoology) One of the Radiata.
noun
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To extend, send or spread out from a center like radii.
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(botany) Having parts radiating from the center, like the petals in many flowers.
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To emit rays or waves.

The stove radiates heat.

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(biology) Having radial symmetry, like a seastar.
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(intransitive) To come out or proceed in rays or waves.

The heat radiates from a stove.

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To expose to ionizing radiation, such as by radiography.
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To manifest oneself in a glowing manner.
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(ecology, intransitive) To spread into new habitats, migrate.
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Origin of radiate

From Latin radiatus, past participle of radiare (“to radiate, furnish with spokes, give out rays, radiate, shine"), from radius (“a spoke, ray").