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emission (bodily process)

Definition:

any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body

Class:

process noun (natural processes)

Plural:

emissions

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

discharge | expelling | dis. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

"something sent forth", from Middle French émission (14th century) and directly...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Expeller pressing | oil pressing

a mechanical method for extracting oil from raw materials. The raw materials are squeezed under high pressure in a single step. When used for the extraction of food oils, typical raw materials are nuts, seeds and algae, which are supplied to the press... (43 of 845 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Expeller pressing

New World Dictionary:

expel | expelled [past tense] | expelling [present participle] | expellable [adjective, related] | expellee [noun, related] | expeller [noun, related]

to drive out by force; force out; eject | to dismiss or send away by authority; deprive of rights, membership, etc. (20 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/expel

Collins Dictionary:

expelling | expel | expellable [adjective, derived]

[of] "expel" | to eject or drive out with force | to deprive of participation in or membership of a school, club, etc (21 of 547 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/expelling

Merriam-Webster:

expel | expelled [past tense] | expelling [present participle] | expulse [expel] | expulsed [expel, past tense] | expulsing [expel, present participle] | eject [synonym, sense-specific] | banish [synonym, sense-specific] | boot [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to force out; "eject" | to force to leave (as a place or organization) by official action; take away rights or privileges of membership (23 of 186 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/expel

Macmillan British Dictionary:

expel [transitive] | expelled [past tense] | expelling [present participle] | expels [3rd-person singular present]

to officially force someone to leave a place or organization because of ... | [formal] to force something out of a container or someone's body (24 of 136 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/expel

American Heritage Dictionary:

expel | expelled [past tense] | expelling [present participle] | expels [3rd-person singular present] | expellable [adjective, related] | expeller [noun, related]

To force or drive out | To discharge from or as if from a receptacle | To force to leave; deprive of membership (21 of 69 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/expel

Random House Dictionary:

expel | expelled [past tense] | expelling [present participle] | expulse [obsolete] | expulsed [obsolete, past tense] | expulsing [obsolete, present participle]

to drive or force out or away; discharge or eject. | to cut off from membership or relations. (17 of 46 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/expel

Wiktionary:

expelling | expellings [plural] | ejection [synonym, sense-specific] | expulsion [synonym, sense-specific]

The action of the verb expel. | Present participle of expel. (10 of 12 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/expelling

Oxford Dictionary:

emission

the production and discharge of something, especially gas or radiation | an ejaculation of semen (14 of 79 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/emission

Cambridge Dictionary:

emission

when gas, heat, light, etc. is sent out | an amount of gas, heat, light, etc. that is sent out (19 of 45 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/emission

Britannica Encyclopedia:

activity [radioactivity]

in radioactive-decay processes, the number of disintegrations per second, or the number of unstable atomic nuclei that decay per second in a given ... (23 of 135 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/4626​/activity

Encarta Dictionary:

expel | expelled [past tense] | expelling [present participle] | expels [3rd-person singular present]

to compel somebody to leave or give up membership in an institution such as a school, political party, or club | to push or drive something out with ... (27 of 100 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609846​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

emission

First use: early 15th century

Origin: "something sent forth", from Middle French √©mission (14th century) and directly from Latin emissionem (nominative emissio) "a ... (20 of 44 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=emission

Wiktionary:

emission | emissions [plural]

Origin: First attested in 1607. Borrowing from Latin ēmissiō ("sending forth") (also possibly influenced by Middle French emission from the same Latin source) from ēmittō ("send out"), from ex ("from, out of") +... (32 of 33 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/emission

Oxford Dictionary:

emission

Origin: late Middle English (in the sense "emanation"): from Latin emissio(n-), from emiss- "sent out", from the verb emittere (see "emit")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/emission

American Heritage Dictionary:

emission

Origin: Latin ēmissiō, ēmissiōn-, a sending out, from ēmissus, past participle of ēmittere, to send out; see "emit".

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Collins Dictionary:

emission

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Latin ēmissiō, from ēmittere to send forth, emit

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/emission

New World Dictionary:

emission

Origin: Latin emissio from past participle of emittere

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Encarta Dictionary:

emission | emissions [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Latin emission- from emiss-, past participle of emittere

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608159​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

emission

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "emission"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/emission

Macmillan British Dictionary:

emission | emissions [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "emission"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/emission

Macmillan American Dictionary:

emission [noun] | emissions [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "emission"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/emission

Cambridge Dictionary:

emission

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "emission"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "emission"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/emission

the Free Dictionary:

emission

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "emission"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "emission"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "emission" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/emission

Google Dictionary:

emission | emissions [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "emission"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

emission

Audio: North American pronunciation of "emission"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=emissi​01 word=emission

YourDictionary Audio:

emission

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "emission" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/emission

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