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Synonyms for radiation
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Princeton's WordNet3.5 / 4 votes

  1. radiationnoun

    energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles

    Synonyms:
    radiation sickness, radioactivity, actinotherapy, irradiation, radiotherapy, radiation therapy, radiation syndrome

  2. radiationnoun

    the act of spreading outward from a central source

    Synonyms:
    radiation sickness, radioactivity, actinotherapy, irradiation, radiotherapy, radiation therapy, radiation syndrome

  3. radiation sickness, radiation syndrome, radiationnoun

    syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions); low doses cause diarrhea and nausea and vomiting and sometimes loss of hair; greater exposure can cause sterility and cataracts and some forms of cancer and other diseases; severe exposure can cause death within hours

    "he was suffering from radiation"

    Synonyms:
    radiation sickness, radiation syndrome, radiation therapy, actinotherapy, radiotherapy, radioactivity, irradiation

  4. radiation, radioactivitynoun

    the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay

    Synonyms:
    radiation sickness, radiation syndrome, radioactivity, radiation therapy, actinotherapy, radiotherapy, irradiation

  5. radiationnoun

    the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats

    Synonyms:
    radiation sickness, radioactivity, actinotherapy, irradiation, radiotherapy, radiation therapy, radiation syndrome

  6. radiationnoun

    a radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain

    Synonyms:
    radiation sickness, radioactivity, actinotherapy, irradiation, radiotherapy, radiation therapy, radiation syndrome

  7. radiotherapy, radiation therapy, radiation, actinotherapy, irradiationnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    radiation sickness, radiation syndrome, beam of light, light beam, shaft, ray of light, beam, ray, radiation therapy, actinotherapy, radiotherapy, radioactivity, irradiation, shaft of light

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. radiationnoun

    Synonyms:
    irradiance, irradiation, emission of rays

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words4.0 / 1 vote

  1. radiationnoun

    Synonyms:
    irradiance, irradiation, divergence

    Antonyms:
    convergence

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. radiation

    Synonyms:
    Illustration The symbol is the internationally sanctioned indicator for the presence of radioactivity; well-known effects of radiation include changes in cells, especially those with rapid turnover-e.g., colon, haematopoietic tissues

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How to use radiation in a sentence?

  1. Albert Einstein:

    Emc (Energy equals mass times the square of the speed of light.) Original statement If a body gives off the energy L in the form of radiation, its mass diminshes by Lc.

  2. Andrew Robertson:

    If you are very close to the material or touching it, the radiation risk increases immensely and could cause serious damage to your health, including causing radiation burns to the skin.

  3. Daniel Barocas:

    If you skip ahead and go straight to a high-volume surgeon or a high-volume radiation therapist, you may not get the full benefit of counseling regarding whether to treat or what treatment is best, for a patient who has decided on a prostatectomy, however, both the center and the surgeon are important.

  4. Steven Narod:

    The chances diminish by half with radiation, and are almost eliminated with mastectomy. People want to avoid it. Quality of life seems to be improved if recurrence was removed, if you're going to have this treatment to reduce recurrence, I would say get the mastectomy. The better of those two treatments, mastectomy involves a tremendous amount of mental relief.

  5. Andrew Schurer:

    The eruption injected a huge amount of sulphur dioxide into the stratosphere, which would have quickly spread across the world, oxidising to form sulphate aerosols, these volcanic aerosols reduce net shortwave radiation causing widespread, long lasting surface cooling. They also lead to a reduction in global rainfall, while wettening some dry regions and causing dynamic changes in the large-scale circulation of both ocean and atmosphere.


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