- to supply (land) with water by artificial means, as by diverting streams, flooding, or spraying.
- Medicine/Medical. to supply or wash (an orifice, wound, etc.) with a spray or a flow of some liquid.
- to moisten; wet.
Origin of irrigate
Examples from the Web for non-irrigated
Historical Examples of non-irrigated
It shows the exact proportion of irrigated and non-irrigated land under each crop, &c.Wild Spain (Espaa agreste)
- to supply (land) with water by means of artificial canals, ditches, etc, esp to promote the growth of food crops
- med to bathe or wash out a bodily part, cavity, or wound
- (tr) to make fertile, fresh, or vital by or as if by watering
Word Origin for irrigate
Word Origin and History for non-irrigated
"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.).
- To wash out a cavity or wound with a fluid.