emit

To emit means to give off or let out, and it usually has a lot to do with gases, smells and noises. All of which could be potentially embarrassing, depending on where they're coming from.

Lots of things can be emitted: body heat from your hands, high pitched sound waves from a dog whistle, nasty odors from your mouth after a garlic-heavy lunch. Coming from the Latin emitter, it simply means to “send forth.” Since global warming is such a hot topic, you've probably heard people talking about how much CO2 cars emit or how many greenhouse gases factories emit into the air.

DEFINITIONS OF: emit

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v 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
Synonyms:
give off, give out
Antonyms:
absorb, take in
suck or take up or in
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effuse
give out or emit (also metaphorically)
reflect, shine
be bright by reflecting or casting light
spark, sparkle
emit or produce sparks
radiate
send out rays or waves
scintillate
give off
fume, smoke
emit a cloud of fine particles
reek
give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.
shoot
emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully
ray
emit as rays
steam
emit steam
resplend
be resplendent or radiant; to shine brightly
glare
be sharply reflected
opalesce
reflect light or colors like an opal
luminesce
be or become luminescent; exhibit luminescence
coruscate, scintillate, sparkle
reflect brightly

v expel (gases or odors)

Synonyms:
breathe, pass off
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belch, bubble, burp, eruct
expel gas from the stomach
force out
emit or cause to move with force of effort
emanate, exhale, give forth
give out (breath or an odor)
radiate
send out real or metaphoric rays
bubble
form, produce, or emit bubbles
effervesce, fizz, foam, form bubbles, froth, sparkle
become bubbly or frothy or foaming
Type of:
discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, release
eliminate (a substance)

v express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

Synonyms:
let loose, let out, utter
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call
utter in a loud voice or announce
gibber
chatter inarticulately; of monkeys
crow
express pleasure verbally
crow
utter shrill sounds
trumpet
utter in trumpet-like sounds
coo
cry softly, as of pigeons
call, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell
utter a sudden loud cry
miaou, miaow
make a cat-like sound
tsk, tut, tut-tut
utter `tsk,' `tut,' or `tut-tut,' as in disapproval
echo, repeat
to say again or imitate
call
utter a characteristic note or cry
shoot
utter fast and forcefully
gurgle
utter with a gurgling sound
cry
utter a characteristic sound
nasale
speak in a nasal voice
bite out
utter
sigh
utter with a sigh
troat
emit a cry intended to attract other animals; used especially of animals at rutting time
lift
make audible
pant
utter while panting, as if out of breath
volley
utter rapidly
break into
express or utter spontaneously
heave
utter a sound, as with obvious effort
chorus
utter in unison
splutter, sputter
utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage
deliver
utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.)
hoot
to utter a loud clamorous shout
grunt
issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise
wolf-whistle
whistle or howl approvingly at a female, of males
snort
indicate contempt by breathing noisily and forcefully through the nose
spit, spit out
utter with anger or contempt
groan, moan
indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure
growl, grumble, rumble
to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
howl, wrawl, yammer, yowl
cry loudly, as of animals
bark
make barking sounds
baa, blat, blate, bleat
cry plaintively
bellow, roar
make a loud noise, as of animal
cheep, chirp, chirrup, peep
make high-pitched sounds
churr, whirr
make a vibrant sound, as of some birds
chirr
make a vibrant noise, of grasshoppers or cicadas
meow, mew
cry like a cat
quack
utter quacking noises
hoot
utter the characteristic sound of owls
cronk, honk
cry like a goose
hiss, sibilate, siss, sizz
make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
sibilate
utter a sibilant
bray, hee-haw
braying characteristic of donkeys
oink, squeal
utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs
clack, click, cluck
make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
low, moo
make a low noise, characteristic of bovines
cackle
squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens
gobble
make a gurgling sound, characteristic of turkeys
neigh, nicker, whicker, whinny
make a characteristic sound, of a horse
gargle
utter with gargling or burbling sounds
caw
utter a cry, characteristic of crows, rooks, or ravens
mew
utter a high-pitched cry, as of seagulls
haw
utter `haw'
hem
utter `hem' or `ahem'
croak, cronk
utter a hoarse sound, like a raven
sing
to make melodious sounds
smack
press (the lips) together and open (the lips) noisily, as in eating
give
emit or utter
hollo
cry hollo
hurrah
shout `hurrah!'
halloo
shout `halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention
whoop
shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm
pipe, pipe up, shriek, shrill
utter a shrill cry
recite
repeat aloud from memory
cuckoo
repeat monotonously, like a cuckoo repeats his call
reecho
repeat back like an echo
parrot
repeat mindlessly
regurgitate, reproduce
repeat after memorization
pant-hoot
communicate by hooting and panting, as of primates
grunt-hoot
communicate by hooting and grunting, as of primates
howl, roar, ululate, wail, yaup, yawl
emit long loud cries
bay, quest
bark with prolonged noises, of dogs
yap, yelp, yip
bark in a high-pitched tone
screak, screech, skreak, skreigh, squawk
utter a harsh abrupt scream
chitter, twitter
make high-pitched sounds, as of birds
assibilate
insert a sibilant sound before or after (another sound)
gaggle
make a noise characteristic of a goose
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