Definitions for: Irradiate

[v] give spiritual insight to; in religion
[v] expose to radiation; "irradiate food"
[v] cast rays of light upon

Webster (1913) Definition: Ir*ra"di*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Irradiated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Irradiating.] [L. irradiatus, p. p. of
irradiate. See In- in, and Radiate.]
1. To throw rays of light upon; to illuminate; to brighten;
to adorn with luster.

Thy smile irradiates yon blue fields. --Sir W.

2. To enlighten intellectually; to illuminate; as, to
irradiate the mind. --Bp. Bull.

3. To animate by heat or light. --Sir M. Hale.

4. To radiate, shed, or diffuse.

A splendid fa?ade, . . . irradiating hospitality.
--H. James.

Ir*ra"di*ate, v. i.
To emit rays; to shine.

Ir*ra"di*ate, a. [L. irradiatus, p. p.]
Illuminated; irradiated. --Mason.

Synonyms: enlighten, ray

See Also: lighten, lighten up, process, prophesy, treat, vaticinate

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