English dictionary definition of:

radiation


Noun

  • energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles
  • the act of spreading outward from a central source
  • 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
  • the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay
  • the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats
  • a radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain
  • (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance

Thesaurus

actinotherapy   irradiation   radioactivity   radiotherapy  

Scrabble score for radiation


Scrabble score = 10

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generated at 02:10:47 on 17-05-22

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