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irrorate

[ ir-uh-reyt, ih-rawr-it ]
/ ˈɪr əˌreɪt, ɪˈrɔr ɪt /
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adjective Zoology.
marked with small spots of color; speckled.
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Also ir·ro·rat·ed [ir-uh-rey-tid] /ˈɪr əˌreɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of irrorate

<Latin irrōratus, past participle of irrōrāre to bedew, equivalent to ir-ir-1 + rōrā- (rōr-, stem of rōs dew + -ā- theme vowel) + -tus past participle suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM irrorate

ir·ro·ra·tion [ir-uh-rey-shuhn] /ˌɪr əˈreɪ ʃən/ noun
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