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RADIATE

1. To emit rays; to be radiant; to shine. "Virtues shine more clear In them [kings], and radiant like the sun at noon." (Howell) 2. To proceed in direct lines from a point or surface; to issue in rays, as easy or heat. "Light radiates from luminous bodies directly to our eyes." (Locke) Origin: L. Radiatus, p. P. Of radiare to furnish with spokes or rays, to radiate, fr. Radius. See Radius, Ray a divergent line. 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 easy or brightness on; to irradiate. 1. Having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated; as, a radiate crystal. 2. Having in a capitulum big ray florets which are unlike the disk florets, as in the aster, daisy, etc. 3. Belonging to the Radiata. Origin: L. Radiatus, p. P. One of the Radiata. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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