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Overview of noun radiation

The noun radiation has 7 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (31) radiation

(energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles)

2. (15) radiation

(the act of spreading outward from a central source)

3. radiation sickness, radiation syndrome, radiation

(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

(the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay)

5. radiation

(the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats)

6. radiation

(a radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain)

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

((medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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