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Definition of "emit" []

  • To give or send out (matter or energy): isotopes that emit radioactive particles; a stove emitting heat. (verb-transitive)
  • To give out as sound; utter: "She emitted her small strange laugh” ( Edith Wharton). (verb-transitive)
  • To voice; express: emit an opinion. (verb-transitive)
  • To issue with authority, especially to put (currency) into circulation. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "emit" in a sentence
  • "Nov 20, 2009 (156 views) Yesterday, I posted that the total budget of fossil fuel emissions we can ever emit is 1 trillion ..."
  • "Yesterday, I posted that the total budget of fossil fuel emissions we can ever emit is 1 trillion tonnes of Carbon."
  • "Putting the cost on those that emit is a reasonable market solution to the problem."