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Definition of radiate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they radiate
    he / she / it radiates
    past simple radiated
    -ing form radiating
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] radiate (something) radiate (from somebody) if a person radiates a particular quality or emotion, or if it radiates from them, people can see it very clearly He radiated self-confidence and optimism.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] radiate (from something) radiate (something) if something radiates heat, light, or energy, or if heat, etc. radiates from it, the heat is sent out in all directions synonym give off something Heat radiates from the stove.
  3. 3[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of lines, etc.) to spread out in all directions from a central point Five roads radiate from the square. The pain started in my stomach and radiated all over my body.
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