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Synonyms for radiation


Synonyms for radiation

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)

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

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(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance

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