(something) generates heat

The word "generate" means to make or create something. For example:

  • Light bulbs generate light and heat.
  • A political speech might generate controversy.
  • A change in the government's policies might generate new jobs.

The word "generate" sounds kind of technical, so it's a good choice for talking about something technical or scientific:

The sun generates 400 trillion watts of energy every second!

Photosynthesis generates ATP and oxygen as a byproduct.

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