Irradiate is a synonym of radiate.
As verbs the difference between irradiate and radiate
is that irradiate
is to throw rays of light upon; to illuminate; to brighten; to adorn with luster while radiate
is to extend, send or spread out from a center like radii.
As adjectives the difference between irradiate and radiate
is that irradiate
is illuminated; irradiated; made brilliant or splendid while radiate
is radiating from a center; having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated.
As a noun radiate is
(zoology) one of the radiata.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To throw rays of light upon; to illuminate; to brighten; to adorn with luster.
* Sir W. Jones
To enlighten intellectually; to illuminate.
- Thy smile irradiates yon blue fields.
* Bishop George Bull
- to irradiate the mind
To animate by heat or light.
- And indeed we ought, in these happy intervals, when our understandings are thus irradiated and enlightened, to make a judgment of the state and condition of our souls in the sight of God
To radiate, shed, or diffuse.
* H. James
To emit rays; to shine.
To treat (food) with ionizing radiation in order to destroy bacteria
- a splendid facade, irradiating hospitality
Illuminated; irradiated; made brilliant or splendid.
To extend, send or spread out from a center like radii.
To emit rays or waves.
To come out or proceed in rays or waves.
- The stove radiates heat.
* John Locke
- The heat radiates from a stove.
To expose to ionizing radiation, such as by radiography.
To manifest oneself in a glowing manner.
to spread into new habitats, migrate.
- Light radiates from luminous bodies directly to our eyes.
* (to expose to radiation) irradiate
Radiating from a center; having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated.
Surrounded by rays, such as the head of a saint in a religious picture.
(botany) Having parts radiating from the center, like the petals in many flowers.
(biology) Having radial symmetry, like a seastar.
(zoology) Belonging to the Radiata.
- a radiate crystal
(zoology) One of the Radiata.