Synonyms of radiation


1. radiation, energy, free energy

usage: energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles

2. radiation, emission, emanation

usage: the act of spreading outward from a central source

3. radiation sickness, radiation syndrome, radiation, syndrome

usage: 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; "he was suffering from radiation"

4. radiation, radioactivity, emission

usage: the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay

5. radiation, natural process, natural action, action, activity, spread, spreading

usage: the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats

6. radiation, neural structure

usage: a radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain

7. radiotherapy, radiation therapy, radiation, actinotherapy, irradiation, therapy

usage: (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance

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Definition and meaning of radiation (Dictionary)