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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·mit v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emitted p. pr. & vb. n. Emitting.]
 1. To send forth; to throw or give out; to cause to issue; to give vent to; to eject; to discharge; as, fire emits heat and smoke; boiling water emits steam; the sun emits light.
 Lest, wrathful, the far-shooting god emit
 His fatal arrows.   --Prior.
 2. To issue forth, as an order or decree; to print and send into circulation, as notes or bills of credit.
    No State shall . . . emit bills of credit.   --Const. of the U. S.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: expel (gases or odors) [syn: breathe, pass off]
      2: give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or
         radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some
         harmful rays which the sun emits" [syn: give out, give
         off] [ant: absorb]
      3: express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She
         let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that
         nobody could understand" [syn: utter, let out, let
      [also: emitting, emitted]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See emit