verb (emits, emitting, emitted)[with object]
- 1Produce and discharge (something, especially gas or radiation): coal-fired power stations continue to emit large quantities of sulfur dioxideMore example sentences
- In this model the gamma rays are emitted as synchrotron radiation by electrons that are accelerated to much lower energies.
- At a synchrotron radiation source, electrons emit radiation as they are guided by magnets around a storage ring.
- The intensity of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by a source varies as a function of both frequency and direction.
- 1.1Make (a sound): she emitted a sound like laughterMore example sentences
- Pooh briefly emitted a noise that sounded vaguely like some kind of curse.
- The headphones emit a sound that cancels out airplane noise.
- Poppy was huddled in a rabbit hutch, both her ears held flat to her head, making meowing actions but emitting no sound.
early 17th century: from Latin emittere, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out of' + mittere 'send'.