verb (used with object), ir·ri·gat·ed, ir·ri·gat·ing.
- irreversible pulpitis,
Origin of irrigate
Examples from the Web for irrigate
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If the wound cavity be clean, and if there be no odour, it is sufficient to irrigate it with a simple saline or boric lotion.
It is sufficient to irrigate the wound with some mild aseptic lotion and afterwards to repack it lightly.
The river brings down from the mountains enough water to supply the town and irrigate a considerable area in its vicinity.
Word Origin for irrigate
"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.).