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Dictionary definition for: Radiate

1. (v) send out rays or waves; "The sun radiates heat"

2. (v) send out real or metaphoric rays; "She radiates happiness"

3. (v) extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center; "spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel" "This plants radiates spines in all directions"

4. (v) especially of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

5. (v) cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; "The sun is radiating"

6. (v) experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion; "She was beaming with joy" "Her face radiated with happiness"

7. (v) issue or emerge in rays or waves; "Heat radiated from the metal box"

8. (v) spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate; "The plants on this island diversified"

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