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Webster 1913 Edition


Irrigate

Ir′ri-gate

,
Verb.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Irrigate

IR'RIGATE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. irrigo; in and rigo, to water.]
1.
To water; to wet; to moisten; to bedew.
2.
To water, as land, by causing a stream to flow upon it and spread over it.

Definition 2022


irrigate

irrigate

English

Verb

irrigate (third-person singular simple present irrigates, present participle irrigating, simple past and past participle irrigated)

  1. To supply farmland with water, by building ditches, pipes, etc.
    We need to irrigate the land before we plant the crops.
  2. To clean a wound with a fluid.
    The nurse will show you how to irrigate the wound to prevent infection.

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Translations


Italian

Verb

irrigate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of irrigare
  2. second-person plural imperative of irrigare
  3. feminine plural of irrigato

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Latin

Verb

irrigāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of irrigō