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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: emanatus, past participle of emanare 'to flow out'

emanate

verb
     
em‧a‧nate
[transitive] formal to produce a smell, light etc, or to show a particular quality:
He emanates tranquility.
emanation noun [uncountable and countable]

emanate from something

phrasal verb
to come from or out of something:
Wonderful smells were emanating from the kitchen.

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