(E*mit") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emitted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Emitting.] [L. emittere to send out; e out +
mittere to send. See Mission.]
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 emitPrior.
His fatal arrows.
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.
(E*mit"tent) a. [L. emittens, p. pr. emittere.] Sending forth; emissive. Boyle.
(Em*man"tle) v. t. [Pref. em- (L. in) + mantle: cf. F. emmanteler. Cf. Inmantle.] To
cover over with, or as with, a mantle; to put about as a protection. [Obs.] Holland.
(Em*man"u*el) n. See Immanuel. Matt. i. 23.
(Em*mar"ble) v. t. To turn to marble; to harden. [Obs.]
Thou dost emmarble the proud heart.Spenser.
(Em*men"a*gogue) n. [Gr. n. pl., menses ( in + month) + leading, fr. to lead: cf. F.
emménagogue.] (Med.) A medicine that promotes the menstrual discharge.
Emmet hunter (Zoöl.), the wryneck.
(Em"met) n. [OE. emete, amete, AS. æmete. See Ant.] (Zoöl.) An ant.
(||Em`me*tro"pi*a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'e`mmetros in measure, proportioned, suitable ('en in
+ me`tron measure) + 'w`ps, 'wpo`s, eye.] (Med.) That refractive condition of the eye in which the
rays of light are all brought accurately and without undue effort to a focus upon the retina; opposed to
hypermetropia, myopia, and astigmatism.
(Em`me*trop"ic) a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, emmetropia.
The normal or emmetropic eye adjusts itself perfectly for all distances.J. Le Conte.
(Em*met"ro*py) n. (Med.) Same as Emmetropia.
(Em*mew") v. t. [Pref. em- (L. in) + mew. Cf. Immew.] To mew or coop up. [Obs.] Shak.
(Em*move") v. t. [For emove: cf. F. émouvoir, L. emovere. See Emotion.] To move; to rouse; to
(Em"o*din) n. (Chem.) An orange-red crystalline substance, C15H10O5, obtained from the
buckthorn, rhubarb, etc., and regarded as a derivative of anthraquinone; so called from a species of
rhubarb (Rheum emodei).
(Em`ol*les"cence) n. [L. e out + mollescere, incho. fr. mollere to be soft, mollis soft.]
That degree of softness in a body beginning to melt which alters its shape; the first or lowest degree of