AskDefine | Define emitting

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1 expel (gases or odors) [syn: breathe, pass off]
2 give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits" [syn: give out, give off] [ant: absorb]
3 express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand" [syn: utter, let out, let loose] [also: emitting, emitted]emitting adj : giving off light or heat or radiation; "the physical temperature of the emitting material"emitting See emit

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  1. present participle of emit
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