Synonyms for radiation

Synonyms for (noun) radiation

Synonyms: actinotherapy, radiation, radiation therapy, radiotherapy, irradiation

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

Similar words: therapy

Definition: (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)

Usage: the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury; he tried every treatment the doctors suggested; heat therapy gave the best relief


Synonyms: radiation

Definition: the act of spreading outward from a central source

Similar words: emanation, emission

Definition: the act of emitting; causing to flow forth


Synonyms: radiation

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

Similar words: neural structure

Definition: a structure that is part of the nervous system


Synonyms: radiation

Definition: the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats

Similar words: spread, spreading

Definition: process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space


Similar words: natural action, natural process, action, activity

Definition: a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

Usage: the action of natural forces; volcanic activity


Synonyms: radiation

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

Similar words: energy, free energy

Definition: (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs

Usage: energy can take a wide variety of forms


Synonyms: radiation, radioactivity

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

Similar words: emission

Definition: the release of electrons from parent atoms


Synonyms: radiation, radiation sickness, radiation syndrome

Definition: 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

Usage: he was suffering from radiation

Similar words: syndrome

Definition: a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease