HyperDic: radiation

English > 7 senses of the word radiation:
NOUNphenomenonradiationenergy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays / rays or waves or particles
actradiationthe act of spreading outward from a central source
stateradiation, radiation sickness, radiation syndromesyndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions)
processradiation, radioactivitythe spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay
eventradiationthe spread of a group of organisms into new habitats
bodyradiationa radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain
actradiation, radiotherapy, radiation therapy, actinotherapy, irradiation(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
radiation > pronunciation
Soundsrey.diyey'shahn
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English > radiation: 7 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningEnergy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays / rays or waves or particles.
Narrowercosmic radiationRadiation coming from outside the solar system
electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiationRadiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge
ionizing radiationhigh-energy radiation capable of producing ionization in substances through which it passes
solar radiationRadiation from the sun
Broaderenergy, free energy(physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work
Spanishradiación
Catalanradiació
Verbsradiatesend out rays or waves
English > radiation: 7 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of spreading outward from a central source.
NarrowerbombardmentThe act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substance to the impact of high-energy particles (as electrons or alpha rays)
Broaderemission, emanationThe act of emitting
Spanishradiación
Catalanradiació
Verbsradiateextend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center
English > radiation: 7 senses > noun 3, state
Meaningsyndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions); low doses cause diarrhea and nausea and vomiting and sometimes loss of hair; greater exposure can cause sterility and cataracts and some forms of cancer and other diseases; severe exposure can cause death within hours.
Example"he was suffering from radiation"
Synonymsradiation sickness, radiation syndrome
BroadersyndromeA pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
English > radiation: 7 senses > noun 4, process
MeaningThe spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay.
Synonymradioactivity
Narrowercorpuscular radiation, particulate radiationA stream of atomic or subatomic particles that may be charged positively (e.g. alpha particles) or negatively (e.g. beta particles) or not at all (e.g. neutrons)
BroaderemissionThe release of electrons from parent atoms
Spanishradiación, radiactividad, radioactividad
Catalanradioactivitat
English > radiation: 7 senses > noun 5, event
MeaningThe spread of a group of organisms into new habitats.
Narroweradaptive radiationThe development of many different forms from an originally / originally homogeneous group of organisms as they fill different ecological niches
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
spread, spreadingProcess or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
Verbsradiatespread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate
English > radiation: 7 senses > noun 6, body
MeaningA radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain.
Broaderneural structureA structure that is part of the nervous system
Verbsradiateextend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center
English > radiation: 7 senses > noun 7, act
Meaning(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance.
Synonymsradiotherapy, radiation therapy, actinotherapy, irradiation
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
NarrowerX-ray therapyThe therapeutic use of X rays
phototherapyThe use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn
radium therapy, CurietherapyThe use of radium in radiation therapy
Broadertherapy(medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)
Spanishirradiación, radioterapia
Catalanradioteràpia

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