What Does Radiate Mean?


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In its verb form the word "radiate" means to emit or to send out waves or rays. It can also refer to something as emerging or issuing in the form of waves or rays. It refers to something extending in a constant straight line towards or from some centre. When something radiates it means it is giving out something in the form of rays of light or in waves. It refers to illuminating or irradiating some object. Radiate can also mean to manifest something in a glowing manner.

The word is used as an adjective as well and describes something as being surrounded by rays. Radiate is used in Ecology to refer to the spread of some specie into some new habitat which leads to diversification or divergence. Radiate is used in Biology as well, especially botany, to define something as having parts that resemble rays.

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