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Verb: radiate  'rey-dee,eyt
  1. Send out rays or waves
    "The sun radiates heat"
  2. Send out real or metaphoric rays; the children radiated joyous energy
    "She radiates happiness"
  3. Extend or spread outward from a centre or focus or inward towards a centre
    "This plants radiate spines in all directions"; "spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel";
    - ray
  4. Have a complexion with a strong bright colour, such as red or pink
    "Her face radiated when she came out of the sauna";
    - glow, beam, shine
  5. Cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays
    "The sun is radiating"
  6. Experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion
    "Her face radiated with happiness";
    - glow, beam, shine
  7. Issue or emerge in rays or waves
    "Heat radiated from the metal box"
  8. Spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate
    - diversify
Adjective: radiate  'rey-dee,eyt
  1. Arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common centre
    "radiate symmetry";
    - radial, stellate
  2. Having rays or ray-like parts as in the flower heads of daisies

Derived forms: radiates, radiating, radiated

See also: compound, symmetric, symmetrical

Type of: alter, appear, breathe, cause to be perceived, change, come forth, come out, egress, emerge, emit, experience, extend, feel, give off, give out, go, go forth, issue, lead, look, pass, pass off, run, seem, vary

Encyclopedia: Radiate