Definition of emit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

emit

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//iˈmɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈmɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they emit
BrE BrE//iˈmɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈmɪt//
 
he / she / it emits
BrE BrE//iˈmɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈmɪts//
 
past simple emitted
BrE BrE//iˈmɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈmɪtɪd//
 
past participle emitted
BrE BrE//iˈmɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈmɪtɪd//
 
-ing form emitting
BrE BrE//iˈmɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈmɪtɪŋ//
 
Energy and physical forces
 
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emit something (formal) to send out something such as light, heat, sound, gas, etc. The metal container began to emit a clicking sound. Sulphur gases were emitted by the volcano. See related entries: Energy and physical forces Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin emittere, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out of’ + mittere ‘send’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: emit