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Meaning of EMANATION

Pronunciation:  `emu'neyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of emitting; causing to flow forth
  2. [n]  something that is emitted or radiated (as a gas or an odor or a light etc.)

EMANATION is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: emission
 See Also: discharge, ectoplasm, egress, egression, emergence, matter, radiation, substance, venting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Em`a*na"tion\, n. [L. emanatio: cf. F. ['e]manation.]
1. The act of flowing or proceeding from a fountain head or
   origin. --South.

         Those profitable and excellent emanations from God.
                                               --Jer. Taylor.

2. That which issues, flows, or proceeds from any object as a
   source; efflux; an effluence; as, perfume is an emanation
   from a flower.

         An emanation of the indwelling life.  --Bryant.

Thesaurus Terms
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