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Radiátion. n.s. [radiatio, Lat. radiation, Fr.]

  1. Beamy lustre; emission of rays.

    We have perspective houses, where we make demonstrations of all lights and radiations, and of all colours. Bacon.

    Should I say I liv'd darker than were true,
    Your radiation can all clouds subdue,
    But one; 'tis best light to contemplate you.

  2. Emission from a center every way.

    Sound paralleleth in many things with the light, and radiation of things visible. Bacon's Natural History.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Donne, John (44)

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