Definition of emit in English:

emit

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1 Produce and discharge (something, especially gas or radiation):

    ‘even the best cars emit carbon dioxide’
    • ‘Classical mechanics could not accurately predict the spectrum of radiation emitted by a heated body.’
    • ‘Basically when a polished plate is exposed to electromagnetic radiation, it may emit electrons.’
    • ‘When that happens, the particle emits radiation in the form of a ‘shock wave’, widely known as Cerenkov radiation.’
    • ‘Now he believes that anything emitted from a black hole can be identifiable back to its source.’
    • ‘Diesel-fuelled vehicles are not included among the better buys as particles emitted are a threat to health.’
    • ‘A radioactive source will emit these radiations at various frequencies, depending on its activity and its decay mode.’
    • ‘As part of their normal operations, nuclear reactors routinely emit radioactive gases and particles into the air.’
    • ‘Police declined to comment, but a local resident reached by telephone told Reuters that a woman who got off shortly before the explosion said she saw a man board the bus carrying a plastic container emitting smoke.’
    • ‘The intensity of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by a source varies as a function of both frequency and direction.’
    • ‘The two new atoms then emit gamma radiation as they settle into their new states.’
    • ‘The neutron bombardment transforms certain isotopes of the elements into radioactive species which then emit gamma rays.’
    • ‘And if they did spiral in, electrons would emit electromagnetic radiation, including light, across a continuous range of frequencies.’
    • ‘Even though the electron is in constant motion, it does not emit electromagnetic radiation from a stationary state.’
    • ‘When something is hot, it emits electromagnetic radiation.’
    • ‘According to the equations, black holes appeared to be emitting radiation.’
    • ‘In this model the gamma rays are emitted as synchrotron radiation by electrons that are accelerated to much lower energies.’
    • ‘In some patients, the tremors that characterize the disease actually worsened, possibly because the transplanted cells were emitting too much dopamine.’
    • ‘At a synchrotron radiation source, electrons emit radiation as they are guided by magnets around a storage ring.’
    discharge, release, give off, give out, pour out, send forth, throw out, void, effuse, vent, give vent to, issue
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    1. 1.1 Make (a sound):
      ‘she emitted a sound like laughter’
      • ‘The robots emit various sounds during the mating cycle.’
      • ‘Like all dolphins, these marine mammals gather information about their environment by emitting high-pitched sounds, or clicks, and analyzing the returning echoes.’
      • ‘She emitted a sound of frustration and tossed her drink in his face.’
      • ‘It emits a beeping sound, and you can find it with your eyes closed.’
      • ‘The ray serpent squealed in pain, emitting a sound that caused Isabella's skin to crawl.’
      • ‘Something must have happened while she stood there in a daze; now the immense green monster was loping down the Long Hallway, still emitting occasional muffled bellows.’
      • ‘Poppy was huddled in a rabbit hutch, both her ears held flat to her head, making meowing actions but emitting no sound.’
      • ‘The fur will begin to twitch toward them and emit crackling sounds.’
      • ‘Pooh briefly emitted a noise that sounded vaguely like some kind of curse.’
      • ‘The sound of someone screaming woke me up and I realized I was the one emitting the sound.’
      • ‘It's tiny, out of tune, and emits a bizarre sound.’
      • ‘As I tried jumping out of my bed, I heard myself emit a similar sound; was I in pain too?’
      • ‘The headphones emit a sound that cancels out airplane noise.’
      • ‘It remained hovering for 30 minutes and emitted a sound like several engines working together.’
      • ‘She emitted a sound - a muffled cry of consternation or a sigh of exasperation, he couldn't be sure which - and swept past him.’
      • ‘Then as the appointment time approaches, the card will emit a sound as a reminder to the patient.’
      • ‘At the entrance visitors will find a big pink corridor, with speakers emitting the sounds of various alarm clocks; stand there for more than a couple of seconds and the noise will drive you crazy.’
      • ‘My uncle emitted a sound that I never want to hear again.’
      utter, voice, let out, produce, give vent to, issue, come out with, pronounce, express
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Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin emittere, from e- (variant of ex-) out of + mittere send.

Pronunciation:

emit

/ɪˈmɪt/