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  Definition of radiation
  1. (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to radiation from a radioactive substance
  2. the act of spreading outward from a central source
  3. a radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain
  4. the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats
  5. energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles
  6. the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay
  7. syndrome 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
Similar Words: radiotherapy, radiation therapy, actinotherapy, irradiation, radioactivity, radiation sickness, radiation syndrome

 

Hyponyms: phototherapy, radium therapy, Curietherapy, X-ray therapy, bombardment, adaptive radiation, ionizing radiation, cosmic radiation, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation, solar radiation, corpuscular radiation, particulate radiation

 

Derivational Morphology: radiate, ray, diversify

 

Anagrams: adoration, tradition

 

Language Translations:
Danish: stråling   Finnish: säteily  
French: radiation   German: Strahlung  
Hungarian: sugárzás   Italian: radiazione  
Russian: излучение   Slovene: sevanje  
Turkish: Radyasyon   Welsh: pelydriad  
 
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