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intr. & tr.v. em·a·nat·ed, em·a·nat·ing, em·a·nates
To come or send forth, as from a source: light that emanated from a lamp; kindness that emanated from a teacher; a stove that emanated a steady heat; a singer who emanated deep sadness. See Synonyms at stem1.
[Latin ēmānāre, ēmānāt-, to flow out : ē-, ex-, ex- + mānāre, to flow.]
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