em·a·nate / ˈeməˌnāt/ • v. [intr.] (emanate from) (of something abstract but perceptible) issue or spread out from (a source): warmth emanated from the fireplace. ∎ originate from; be produced by: the proposals emanated from a committee. ∎ [tr.] give out or emit (something abstract but perceptible): he emanated a powerful brooding air. DERIVATIVES: em·a·na·tive / -ˌnātiv/ adj. em·a·na·tor n. ORIGIN: mid 18th cent.: from Latin emanat- ‘flowed out,’ from the verb emanare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + manare ‘to flow.’
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