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radiate

Pronunciation: /ˈreɪdieɪt/

Translation of radiate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [heat/light] irradiar, emitir
    Example sentences
    • At each groove, plasmons scatter and radiate some light, while some plasmon energy remains to travel to the next groove.
    • Why is that electrons radiate electromagnetic energy when they are accelerated?
    • If a particle moves faster than the speed of light, it must create a shockwave, and radiate energy.
    1.2 [charm/enthusiasm] irradiar, rebosar (de)
    Example sentences
    • Greg never could put his finger on it, but she just radiated a good feeling and friendship when she was near.
    • Helen simply radiates happiness and there is a great sense of satisfaction and self-ease about her.
    • He was red in the face and he was practically radiating anger and hurt.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • to radiate from sth/sb heat radiates from the sun el sol irradia calor tenderness radiated from her face su cara irradiaba ternura the streets radiate out from the main square las calles salen en forma radial or radiada de la plaza principal

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