Radiate

Definition of Radiate

Ra´di`ate   Pronunciation: rā´dĭ`āt
v. i.1.To emit rays; to be radiant; to shine.
[imp. & p. p. Radiated (rā"dĭ*ā`tĕd); p. pr. & vb. n. Radiating.]
Virtues shine more clear
In them [kings], and radiate like the sun at noon.
- Howell.
2.To proceed in direct lines from a point or surface; to issue in rays, as light or heat.
Light radiates from luminous bodies directly to our eyes.
- Locke.
v. t.1.To emit or send out in direct lines from a point or points; as, to radiate heat.
2.To enlighten; to illuminate; to shed light or brightness on; to irradiate.
a.1.Having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated; as, a radiate crystal.
2.(Bot.) Having in a capitulum large ray florets which are unlike the disk florets, as in the aster, daisy, etc.
3.(Zool.) Belonging to the Radiata.
n.1.(Zool.) One of the Radiata.

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