Definitions

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  • adj. Sending forth; emissive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sending forth; emissive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Emitting; emissive.
  • n. One who or that which emits.

Etymologies

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Latin emittens, present participle emittere.

Examples

  • Gimcrack's uncle, well-named Snarl, may have the last word, so far as The Virtuoso is concerned: “If the blood of an ass were transfus'd into a virtuoso, you would not know the emittent ass from the recipient philoso - pher.”

    VIRTUOSO

  • Further, what is life itself but, as it is commonly called, the breath of our nostrils, whence it is very justly observed by naturalists that wind still continues of great emolument in certain mysteries not to be named, giving occasion for those happy epithets of turgidus and inflatus, applied either to the emittent or recipient organs.

    A Tale of a Tub

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