Irrigate

  • 1 Irrigate — 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To water; to wet; to moisten with running or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 irrigate — (v.) supply land with water, 1610s, from L. irrigatus, pp. of irrigare lead water to, refresh, irrigate, flood, from assimilated form of in into, in, on, upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + rigare to water, to moisten, of uncertain origin, perhaps… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 irrigate — ► VERB 1) supply water to (land or crops) by means of channels. 2) Medicine apply a flow of water or medication to (an organ or wound). DERIVATIVES irrigable adjective irrigation noun irrigator noun. ORIGIN Latin irrigare moisten …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 irrigate — [ir′ə gāt΄] vt. irrigated, irrigating [< L irrigatus, pp. of irrigare, to bring water to or upon < in , in, to, upon + rigare, to water, moisten: see RAIN] 1. to refresh by or as by watering 2. to supply (land) with water by means of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 irrigate — [[t]ɪ̱rɪgeɪt[/t]] irrigates, irrigating, irrigated VERB To irrigate land means to supply it with water in order to help crops grow. [V n] None of the water from Lake Powell is used to irrigate the area. [V ed] ...strips of cultivated land… …

    English dictionary

  • 6 irrigate — UK [ˈɪrɪɡeɪt] / US [ˈɪrɪˌɡeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms irrigate : present tense I/you/we/they irrigate he/she/it irrigates present participle irrigating past tense irrigated past participle irrigated 1) to bring water to land through a… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 Irrigate — To wash out as, for example, a wound to clean it. * * * To perform irrigation. [L. ir rigo, pp. atus, to i., fr. in, on, + rigo, to water] * * * ir·ri·gate ir ə .gāt vt, gat·ed; gat·ing to flush (a body part) with a stream of liquid <irrigate… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 8 irrigate — verb Irrigate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑field, ↑land …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 irrigate — ir|ri|gate [ˈırıgeıt] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of irrigare, from rigare to water ] 1.) to supply land or crops with water ▪ The water in Lake Powell is used to irrigate the area. irrigated land/farms/crops 2.)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 irrigate — verb ( gated; gating) Etymology: Latin irrigatus, past participle of irrigare, from in + rigare to water; perhaps akin to Old High German regan rain more at rain Date: 1615 transitive verb 1. wet, moisten: as a. to supply (as land or crops) with… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 irrigate — irrigator, n. /ir i gayt /, v.t., irrigated, irrigating. 1. to supply (land) with water by artificial means, as by diverting streams, flooding, or spraying. 2. Med. to supply or wash (an orifice, wound, etc.) with a spray or a flow of some liquid …

    Universalium

  • 12 irrigate — verb /ˈɪɹəˌɡeɪt/ a) To supply farmland with water, by building ditches, pipes, etc. b) To clean a wound with a fluid See Also: irrigation, irrigator …

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  • 13 irrigate — Synonyms and related words: adulterate, asperge, attenuate, baptize, bath, bathe, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, cut, dabble, damp, dampen, dash, dew, dilute, douche, flush, flush out, gargle, holystone, hose, hose down, humect, humectate,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 irrigate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. water, moisten, flood, flush. See cleanness. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. water, spray, sprinkle, pass water through, install an artificial watering system, divert water to, soak, inundate; see also… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 irrigate — ir|ri|gate [ ırı,geıt ] verb transitive 1. ) to bring water to land through a system of pipes, DITCHES, etc. in order to make crops grow 2. ) MEDICAL to wash an injury using a continuous flow of liquid ╾ ir|ri|ga|tion [ ,ırı geıʃn ] noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 irrigate — ir·ri·gate || ɪrɪgeɪt v. artificially supply an area land with water; apply liquid to a part of the body to cleanse or disinfect (Medicine) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 irrigate — [ ɪrɪgeɪt] verb 1》 supply water to (land or crops) by means of channels.     ↘(of a river or stream) supply (land) with water. 2》 Medicine apply a flow of water or medication to (an organ or wound). Derivatives irrigable adjective irrigation noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 irrigate — v. a. Water, moisten, wet …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 irrigate — verb (T) 1 to supply land or crops with water 2 technical to wash a wound with a flow of liquid irrigation / Iri geISFn/ noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 irrigate — v water, spray, sprinkle, Dial. use ditch water or branch water; soak, flood; dampen, moisten, wet, swash, splash, drench, douse, ret; douche, syringe …

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