- 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
"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.