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em·a·na·tion

(em'ă-nā'shŭn),
1. Any substance that flows out or is emitted from a source or origin.
2. The radiation from a radioactive element.
[L. e- mano, pp. -atus, to flow out]

em·a·na·tion

(em'ă-nā'shŭn)
1. Any substance that flows out or is emitted from a source or origin.
2. The radiation from a radioactive element.
[L. e-mano, pp. -atus, to flow out]

emanation

(em-a-na'shun) [L. e, out, + manare, to flow]
1. Something given off; radiation; emission.
2. A gaseous product of radioactive disintegration.

actinium emanation

The radioactive gas given off by actinium; a radioactive isotope of actinium. Synonym: actinon

radium emanation

The radioactive gas given off by radium. Synonym: radon

thorium emanation

The radioactive gas given off by thorium. Synonym: thoron

emanation

that which is given off, such as a gaseous disintegration product given off from radioactive substances, or an effluvium.
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But unseen voices may emanate from unseen and unseeable creatures who wield invisible blades," answered the green warrior.
A personality of smallness and egotism and petty underhandedness seemed to emanate from the letters themselves.
From an incorrigible heathen, with a heart as black as his practices, Ra Vatu was beginning to emanate light.
The sounds seemed to emanate from the apartments of the Walsh family.
He recognised that though Buddhism is undoubtedly a religion for decadents, its decadent values emanate from the higher and not, as in Christianity, from the lower grades of society.
The simplicity of her apparel, the opulence of her form, her imposing stature, and the extraordinary sense of vigorous life that seemed to emanate from her like a perfume exhaled by a flower, made her beautiful with a beauty of a rustic and olympian order.
Supposing it confined within reasonable limits, I would always encourage this kind of pride, as a worthy element of self- respect, in any person I employed; and should no more be deterred from doing so, because some wretched female referred her fall to a love of dress, than I would allow my construction of the real intent and meaning of the Sabbath to be influenced by any warning to the well-disposed, founded on his backslidings on that particular day, which might emanate from the rather doubtful authority of a murderer in Newgate.
But the great attraction was a pamphlet called The Thunderer, which espoused their own opinions, and was supposed at that time to emanate directly from the Association.
All life emanates from Komal, since the substance which feeds the brain with imaginings radiates from the body of Komal.
The offering of a reward like this, if it emanates from the source which I suspect that it does, gives a solid foundation to my theories.
Before Avis Everhard was born, John Stuart Mill, in his essay, ON LIBERTY, wrote: "Wherever there is an ascendant class, a large portion of the morality emanates from its class interests and its class feelings of superiority.