[ suhb-ir-i-geyt ]
/ sʌbˈɪr ɪˌgeɪt /

verb (used with object), sub·ir·ri·gat·ed, sub·ir·ri·gat·ing.

to irrigate beneath the surface of the ground, as with water passing through a system of underground porous pipes or transmitted through the subsoil from ditches, etc.

Origin of subirrigate

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; sub- + irrigate

OTHER WORDS FROM subirrigate

sub·ir·ri·ga·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for subirrigate

/ (sʌbˈɪrɪˌɡeɪt) /


to irrigate (land) by means of an underground system of pipe lines or by natural moisture in the subsoil

Derived forms of subirrigate

subirrigation, noun
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