verb (used with object), e·mit·ted, e·mit·ting.

  1. to send forth (liquid, light, heat, sound, particles, etc.); discharge.
  2. to give forth or release (a sound): He emitted one shrill cry and then was silent.
  3. to utter or voice, as opinions.
  4. to issue, as an order or a decree.
  5. to issue formally for circulation, as paper money.

verb emits, emitting or emitted (tr)

  1. to give or send forth; dischargethe pipe emitted a stream of water
  2. to give voice to; uttershe emitted a shrill scream
  3. physics to give off (radiation or particles)
  4. to put (currency) into circulation

1620s, from Latin emittere “send forth,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + mittere “to send” (see mission). Related: Emitted; emitting.

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