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Meaning of IRRIGATE

Pronunciation:  'iru`geyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  supply with a constant flow or sprinkling of some liquid, for the purpose of cooling, cleansing, or disinfecting; "irrigate the wound"
  2. [v]  supply with water, as with channelsor ditches or streams; "Water the fields"

IRRIGATE is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: water
 See Also: care for, hose, hose down, hush, syringe, treat, wet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ir"ri*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Irrigated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Irrigating}.] [L. irrigatus, p. p. of irrigare to
irrigate: ir- in + rigare to water; prob. akin to E. rain.
See {Rain}.]
1. To water; to wet; to moisten with running or dropping
   water; to bedew.

2. (Agric.) To water, as land, by causing a stream to flow
   upon, over, or through it, as in artificial channels.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Wash out a wound or operative field with a cleansing fluid.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adulterate, asperge, attenuate, baptize, bath, bathe, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, cut, dabble, damp, dampen, dash, dew, dilute, douche, flush, flush out, gargle, holystone, hose, hose down, humect, humectate, humidify, lather, launder, lave, moisten, mop, mop up, paddle, rarefy, reduce, rinse, rinse out, ritually immerse, scour, scrub, scrub up, shampoo, shower, slobber, slop, slosh, sluice, sluice out, soap, sparge, spatter, splash, splatter, sponge, spray, sprinkle, swab, swash, syringe, thin, toivel, tub, wash, wash out, wash up, water, water down, wet, wet down