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Radiate

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To Rádiate. v.n. [radio, Lat.] To emit rays; to shine; to sparkle.

Though with wit and parts their possessors could never engage God to send forth his light and his truth; yet now that revelation hath disclosed them, and that he hath been pleased to make them radiate in his word, men may recollect those scatter'd divine beams, and kindling with them the topicks proper to warm our affections, enflame holy zeal. Boyle.

Light radiates from luminous bodies directly to our eyes, and thus we see the sun or a flame; or it is reflected from other bodies, and thus we see a man or a picture. Locke.

Sources: Boyle, Robert (84) · Locke, John (269)

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