[rey-dee-ey-tiv] /ˈreɪ diˌeɪ tɪv/

giving off .
(physics) emitting or causing the emission of radiation: a radiative collision

“having a tendency to radiate,” 1820, from radiate (v.) + -ive. Related: Radiativity.


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