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Definition 1: the act of spreading outward from a central source - [noun denoting act]

(radiation is a kind of ...) the act of emitting; causing to flow forth

(... is a kind of radiation ) the act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substance to the impact of high-energy particles (as electrons or alpha rays)

Definition 2: (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for radiation in the sense of this definition

(radiation is a kind of ...) (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)

"the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury" "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested" "heat therapy gave the best relief"

(... is a kind of radiation ) the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn

(... is a kind of radiation ) the use of radium in radiation therapy

(... is a kind of radiation ) the therapeutic use of X rays

(radiation belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Definition 3: a radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain - [noun denoting body]

(radiation is a kind of ...) a structure that is part of the nervous system

Definition 4: the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats - [noun denoting event]

(radiation is a kind of ...) process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space

(radiation is a kind of ...) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

(... is a kind of radiation ) the development of many different forms from an originally homogeneous group of organisms as they fill different ecological niches

Definition 5: energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(radiation is a kind of ...) (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs

"energy can take a wide variety of forms"

(... is a kind of radiation ) high-energy radiation capable of producing ionization in substances through which it passes

(... is a kind of radiation ) radiation coming from outside the solar system

(... is a kind of radiation ) radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge

(... is a kind of radiation ) radiation from the sun

Definition 6: the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for radiation in the sense of this definition

(radiation is a kind of ...) the release of electrons from parent atoms

(... is a kind of radiation ) a 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)

Definition 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 some forms of cancer and other diseases; severe exposure can cause death within hours - [noun denoting state]

Samples where radiation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was suffering from radiation

Synonyms for radiation in the sense of this definition

(radiation is a kind of ...) a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease

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