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Definition to send out — such as sound or light
  • The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays emitted by the sun.
emitted = sent out
  • The plant emits a noxious odor.
  • emits = sends out
  • Today's clean coal power plants still emit carbon dioxide.
  • emit = send out
  • She studies effects of the electromagnetic waves emitted by cell phones.
  • emitted = sent out
  • The bulb gets its brightness from light-emitting diodes.
  • emitting = sending out
  • This slug, when disturbed, emits a very fine purplish-red fluid, which stains the water for the space of a foot around.
    Charles Darwin  --  The Voyage of the Beagle
  • emits = sends out
  • The Kindle's electronic ink doesn't emit light like most computer screens. Instead it reflects light like paper.
  • emit = send out
  • Every little while she emitted a low growl, and at times, when it seemed to her he approached too near, the growl shot up in her throat to a sharp snarl.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • emitted = sent out
  • Powell, flattered and embarrassed, could but emit a vague murmur of protest.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Chance
  • Something had happened to the bell ... so that instead of emitting a pleasant ding or bong, the doorbell now sent an angry, window-shattering, you-guessed-the-wrong-answer-on-a-game-show kind of buzz through the Buckman house.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • emitting = sending out
  • The hallway of the Blixen Arms emitted the same green gloomy light no matter the time of day or night.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Ulysses emitted a happy sigh.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • There was a blank screen instead of paper, and the whole contraption glowed, emitting a warm but not entirely friendly smell.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • You cannot take me for a commonplace man, a mere rattle, emitting a vague and senseless noise.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Penny said, emitting a pleasant, professional laugh.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • It began to vibrate, to emit a low, steady hum that deepened and grew in volume.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • When I picked her up, cradling her against me, she quieted down, emitting only a bunch of little gasps, like hiccups.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • It's as if it should draw in its rays, instead of emitting them.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • The beast hardly reacted at all, just shivered and twitched, emitting a slow, liquid sigh, the exhalation of huge and infected lungs.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • Ser Ilyn opened his mouth and emitted a choking rattle.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings

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