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  • v. To emit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. have as a by-product
  • v. give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.


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  • In the sick bay he concocted some type of delayed-action chemical fuse that would give off plenty of smoke but very little flame -- there are a dozen combinations of acids and chemicals that can bring this about, and our friend will be a highly trained expert well versed in all of them.

    Ice Station Zebra

  • From afar, Shadow Dragon Soul's deep shadow black exterior color and matte black dragon graphics on the hood and tailgate give off a dark and menacing persona.

    Automotive Headlines

  • One thing I hadn’t been expecting: the ACB’s brightness is such that all the nearby trees give off some pretty amazing spectrum bursts.

    Miracle Workers

  • Probably, he thought, I give off emanations of unattainability; women inevitably want what they cannot have.

    Morgan’s Run

  • It would gradually fill up with pus and necrotic tissue, and that would give off a powerful odor.

    Fatal Care


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