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[ih-rig-yoo-uh s]
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adjective Archaic.
  1. well-watered, as land.
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Origin of irriguous

1645–55; < Latin irriguus, equivalent to irrig(āre) to wet (see irrigate) + -uus deverbal adj. suffix
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Related Words for irriguous

muggy, watery, rainy, soggy, damp, humid, misty, soaked, cloudy, sticky, moist, dank, steamy, waterlogged, saturated, sodden, drizzly, oppressive, stuffy, sweltering

British Dictionary definitions for irriguous


  1. archaic, or poetic well-watered; watery
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Word Origin for irriguous

C17: from Latin irriguus supplied with water, from riguus watered; see irrigate
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