toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books

radiation

used in a sentence
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition particles emitted by nuclear decay (i.e., particles smaller than an atom that are sent out due to radioactivity)

More rarely, radiation can refer to energy such as heat, light and radio waves.
  • Ionizing radiation has enough energy to ionize atoms or molecules.
radiation = particles emitted by nuclear decay (i.e., particles smaller than an atom that are sent out due to radioactivity)
  • "Those mistakes can happen when you get exposed to chemicals or radiation," Christoph said.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • radiation = particles emitted by nuclear decay (i.e., particles smaller than an atom that are sent out due to radioactivity)
  • You're absorbing radiation from the jewelry Porky traded for the whiskey.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • radiation = particles emitted by nuclear decay (i.e., particles smaller than an atom that are sent out due to radioactivity)
  • You see, it's short on mutations; it does not enjoy Earth's high level of natural radiation.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • radiation = particles emitted by nuclear decay (which can cause illness and in very rare cases, desired mutations)
  • They sent manned aircraft through radiation clouds.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • radiation = particles emitted by nuclear decay that can make people sick
  • ...statisticians calculated that about twenty-five per cent had died of direct burns from the bomb, about fifty per cent from other injuries, and about twenty per cent as a result of radiation effects.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • radiation = particles emitted by nuclear decay (i.e., particles smaller than an atom that are sent out due to radioactivity)
  • My neck was hot as radiation and my brain racing for excuses.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • I'm pretty practical about foundations and radiation and stuff like that, but I guess I don't know a whole lot about architecture."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Even small amounts of radiation can make people very sick, especially children.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Japanese Tsunami, 2011
  • We'd better get that helmet off her ASAP, or the radiation will fry her brain.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • That means there was nothing to stop the radiation from the cosmos.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • He told her that radiation was not an option, because the disease was present in so many of his organs.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Radiation and fire consumed the city once and never let it go.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • A radiation cloud could cover multiple states within a few days.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • I can almost see it, red radiation, wavering upwards like the shimmer above highway tarmac at noon.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • For one thing, the problem of determining how much is queen and how much queenly radiation.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • And so the youngest of our family, with the blond hair and the hazel eyes, had the chemotherapy and the radiation.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • The entire sky, although lit up by stellar radiation, seemed pitch–black in comparison with the whiteness of these waters.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The radiation charged Chooka's nervous system with a low induction current.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • His eyes glowed radiation green.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia ArticlePictures — Google Images®
Search for other examples by interest
InterestSource
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Wikipedia®
Architecture — Google® books - Architecture
Business — Bloomberg®
Business — The Economist®
Classic Literature — Google® books - Classical Literature
Engineering — Google® books - Engineering
Engineering — Popular Mechanics®
Engineering — Discover Magazine®
Fine Arts & Music — Google® books - Art
History — Google® books - History
Human Behavior — Google® books - Psychology
Human Behavior — Psychology Today®
Law — FindLaw®
Law — Google® books - Law
Logic & Reasoning — Google® books - Reasoning
Medicine — Web MD®
Medicine — Google® books - Medicine
Nature & Ecology — National Geographic®
Nature & Ecology — Google® books - Nature
Personal Finance — Kiplinger® (Personal Finance)
Philosophy — Google® books - Philosophy
Public Policy & Politics — Newsweek®
Public Policy & Politics — Real Clear Politics®
Public Policy & Politics — Google® books - Politics
Religion & Spirtuality — Google® books - Religion
Religion - Christianity — Bible Gateway®
Religion - Christianity — Google® books - Christianity
Science — Popular Science®
Science — Scientific American®
Science — Google® books - Science
Sports — Sports Illustrated®