1. One of the Radiata.


  1. To extend, send or spread out from a center like radii.
  2. To emit rays or waves.
    The stove radiates heat.
  3. To come out or proceed in rays or waves.
    The heat radiates from a stove.
  4. To illuminate.
  5. To expose to ionizing radiation, such as by radiography.
  6. To manifest oneself in a glowing manner.
  7. to spread into new habitats, migrate.


  1. Radiating from a center; having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated.
    a radiate crystal
  2. Surrounded by rays, such as the head of a saint in a religious picture.
  3. Having parts radiating from the center, like the petals in many flowers.
  4. Having radial symmetry, like a seastar.
  5. Belonging to the Radiata.

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