Definitions for: Irrigate


[v] supply with a constant flow or sprinkling of some liquid, for the purpose of cooling, cleansing, or disinfecting; "irrigate the wound"
[v] supply with water, as with channelsor ditches or streams; "Water the fields"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ir"ri*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Irrigated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Irrigating.] [L. irrigatus, p. p. of irrigare to
irrigate: ir- in + rigare to water; prob. akin to E. rain.
See Rain.]
1. To water; to wet; to moisten with running or dropping
water; to bedew.

2. (Agric.) To water, as land, by causing a stream to flow
upon, over, or through it, as in artificial channels.

Synonyms: water

See Also: care for, hose, hose down, hush, syringe, treat, wet

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