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Definition expose to radiation

Much more rarely, irradiate can mean to shine a bright light upon. Even more rarely, it can mean to provide intellectual or spiritual clarity.
  • The strength of the victory shone forth from her as she lifted her irradiated face from the child on her knees.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Let an enemy irradiate the surface of the battlestation.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • They'll insert you in a gleaming tube, irradiate your body with the basic stuff of the universe.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • He had been intent on this prize from the first; but he had never allowed his eagerness to irradiate his refined face.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • The American Medical Association and the World Health Organization have declared that irradiated foods are safe to eat.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Otherwise you'd live off soy burgers and irradiated powdered eggs."
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • For, d'ye see, rainbows do not visit the clear air; they only irradiate vapour.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • At once from every part of his being unrest began to irradiate.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • He had been intent on this prize from the first; but he had never allowed his eagerness to irradiate his refined face.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • I want the background to glow, to look irradiated, nuked out.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • I wish they would consider our children, whose schools and parks sit beside the roads and tracks that will carry that irradiated crap.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • "Oh, my life is very simple," said Dorothea, her lips curling with an exquisite smile, which irradiated her melancholy.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • I don't mind being irradiated.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Feeney washed down irradiated eggs with black bean coffee without a wince.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Balthazar all but glowed blue-white from those crude, early Poulsen treatments; he was like an irradiated mummy of a man, sealed in liquid plastic.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • He was irradiated by the dawn of a great amazement.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • First of a they're sterile, because we irradiate them with X-rays.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • He stands before me again, his bluff hairy face irradiating with a joyful love and pride, for which I can find no description.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • A tenuous light surrounds them, almost as if irradiated by them — the faint breath of their fantastic reality.
    Luigi Pirandello  --  Six Characters in Search of an Author
  • "So much the easier what I have to say, and so much the easier for us to agree," returned my guardian, his face irradiated by the gentleness and honour of his heart.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House

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