Meaning of radiate

ra•di•ate

Pronunciation: (v.rā'dē-āt"adj.rā'dē-it, -āt"), [key]
— v., adj. -at•ed, -at•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to extend, spread, or move like rays or radii from a center.
  2. to emit rays, as of light or heat; irradiate.
  3. to issue or proceed in rays.
  4. (of persons) to project or glow with cheerfulness, joy, etc.: She simply radiates with good humor.
—v.t.
  1. to emit in rays; disseminate, as from a center.
  2. (of persons) to project (joy, goodwill, etc.).
—adj.
  1. radiating from a center.
  2. having rays extending from a central point or part: a coin showing a radiate head.
  3. radiating symmetrically.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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