Treadle water pumps in Africa and Asia allowed women farmers to irrigate small plots and increase their harvests and incomes.
He did this without even having an irrigating system with which to irrigate those plants when they arrived.
The farmers in Egypt irrigate in the same way as the ryots of India.
Some of them are large enough to propel light machinery, or irrigate considerable tracts of land, but none of them are navigable.
In this way, step by step, we irrigate all that may be reached by a single gutter.
I make cider and vinegar of the culls, but do not dry, store nor irrigate any.
The children of the desert had learned to irrigate their dusty fields.
I irrigate thoroughly in the winter, early spring, and again before the fruit begins to ripen.
I meant to irrigate my garden tomorrow, but it can wait a day.
In former times these artificial works were common, and served to irrigate the lands on each side.
"supply land with water," 1610s, from Latin irrigatus, past participle of irrigare "lead water to, refresh, irrigate, flood," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + rigare "to water, to moisten," of uncertain origin, perhaps cognate with rain. Related: Irrigated; irrigating. In Middle English it was an adjective, "watered, flooded" (mid-15c.).
irrigate ir·ri·gate (ĭr'ĭ-gāt')
v. ir·ri·gat·ed, ir·ri·gat·ing, ir·ri·gates
To wash out a cavity or wound with a fluid.