radiation

noun
ADJECTIVE
background
low-level
damaging, harmful
electromagnetic, gravitational, microwave, nuclear, thermal
gamma, infrared, ultraviolet (abbreviated to UV)
UVA, UVB
cosmic, solar

fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background radiation

… OF RADIATION
dose

Patients receive high doses of radiation during cancer treatment.

VERB + RADIATION
emit, give off
absorb

The ozone layer absorbs solar radiation.

block, protect from, reflect

Ozone protects the Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation.

detect, measure, monitor
expose sb to

Nuclear testing has exposed millions of people to radiation.

RADIATION + VERB
leak, leak out

radiation leaking from nuclear power stations

RADIATION + NOUN
sickness
dose, level
leak, leakage (esp. AmE)

the threat of radiation leaks

exposure
source
detector
therapy, treatment
PREPOSITION
radiation from

radiation from computer screens

PHRASES
levels of radiation

The counter showed high levels of radiation.


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