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verb (radiat, ing)
  1. To extend, send or spread out from a center like radii.
  2. (transitive) To emit rays or waves.
    • The stove radiates heat.
      1. (intransitive) To come out or proceed in rays or waves.
    • The heat radiates from a stove.
      1. (transitive) To illuminate.
      2. To expose to ionizing radiation, such as by radiography.
      3. (transitive) To manifest oneself in a glowing manner.
      4. (context, ecology, intransitive) to spread into new habitats, migrate.
    1. radiating from a center.
    2. surrounded by rays, such as the head of a saint in a religious picture.
    3. (botany) having parts radiating from the center, such as the petals in many flowers.
    4. (biology) having radial symmetry, such as a seastar.

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