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[ir-i-guh-buh l]
  1. capable of being irrigated.
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Origin of irrigable

First recorded in 1835–45; irrig(ate) + -able
Related formsir·ri·ga·bly, adverbnon·ir·ri·ga·ble, adjectiveun·ir·ri·ga·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for irrigable

Historical Examples

  • The application for segregation of 200,000 acres of irrigable land had been granted.

    The Lady Doc

    Caroline Lockhart

  • Farnham's observation of the irrigable capacity of this region was correct.

  • Some of these are habitable, possessing fine springs and irrigable land.

    Trail Tales

    James David Gillilan

  • Deep sunk in a subtropical valley, the irrigable alluvial land of Abancay tempts the production of sugar.

  • Many of the lakes command no considerable area of irrigable ground, and there are no traces of ancient irrigation channels.

Word Origin and History for irrigable


1844, from stem of irrigate (v.) + -able.

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