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Verb: emit (emitted,emitting)  i'mit
  1. Expel (gases or odours)
    - breathe, pass off
  2. Give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapour, etc.
    "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits";
    - give out, give off
  3. Express audibly; make sounds (not necessarily words)
    "He emitted strange sounds that nobody could understand";
    - utter, let out, let loose

Derived forms: emits, emitted, emitting

Type of: discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, release

Encyclopedia: Emit, North Carolina