[ ir-i-geyt ]
/ ˈɪr ɪˌgeɪt /
verb (used with object), ir·ri·gat·ed, ir·ri·gat·ing.
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.
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Origin of irrigate
1605–15; < Latin irrigātus, past participle of irrigāre to wet, flood, nourish with water, equivalent to ir- ir-1 + rigā- (stem of rigāre to provide with water, soak) + -tus past participle suffix
OTHER WORDS FROM irrigate
ir·ri·ga·tor, nounnon·ir·ri·gat·ed, adjectivenon·ir·ri·gat·ing, adjectiveo·ver·ir·ri·gate, verb (used with object), o·ver·ir·ri·gat·ed, o·ver·ir·ri·gat·ing.
re·ir·ri·gate, verb (used with object), re·ir·ri·gat·ed, re·ir·ri·gat·ing.un·ir·ri·gat·ed, adjectivewell-ir·ri·gat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-irrigated
/ (ˈɪrɪˌɡeɪt) /
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
Derived forms of irrigateirrigable, adjectiveirrigation, nounirrigational or irrigative, adjectiveirrigator, noun
Word Origin for irrigate
C17: from Latin irrigāre, from rigāre to moisten, conduct water
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Medical definitions for non-irrigated
[ ĭr′ĭ-gāt′ ]
To wash out a cavity or wound with a fluid.
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