[ ir-i-gey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈgeɪ ʃən /
the artificial application of water to land to assist in the production of crops.
Medicine/Medical. the flushing or washing out of anything with water or other liquid.
the state of being irrigated.
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Origin of irrigation
OTHER WORDS FROM irrigation
ir·ri·ga·tion·al, adjectivenon·ir·ri·ga·tion, nouno·ver·ir·ri·ga·tion, nounpre·ir·ri·ga·tion, noun
pre·ir·ri·ga·tion·al, adjectivepro·ir·ri·ga·tion, adjectivere·ir·ri·ga·tion, noun
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Cultural definitions for non-irrigation
Artificial provision of water to sustain growing plants.
notes for irrigation
Irrigation accounts for the greatest part of water usage in the western United States.
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