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verb radiate pronunciation in British English /ˈreɪdieɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleradiating
past tenseradiated
past participleradiated
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to show a particular feeling or attitude in your expression or behaviour

    Nervous tension was radiating from her.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] physics to produce energy in the form of electromagnetic waves such as heat, light, or radio waves

    the heat radiated by the sun

  3. 3
    [intransitive] if lines, paths, or roads radiate from a central point, they spread out from it

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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