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ir·ra·di·ate

 (ĭ-rā′dē-āt′)
v. ir·ra·di·at·ed, ir·ra·di·at·ing, ir·ra·di·ates
v.tr.
1.
a. To expose to radiation.
b. To treat with radiation: irradiate farm produce so as to destroy bacteria.
2. To shed light on; illuminate.
3. To manifest in a manner suggesting the emission of light; radiate: irradiate goodness.
v.intr. Archaic
1. To send forth rays; radiate.
2. To become radiant.

[Latin irradiāre, irradiāt-, to illuminate : in-, on; see in-2 + radiāre, to shine; see radiate.]

ir·ra′di·a′tive adj.
ir·ra′di·a′tor n.

irradiate

(ɪˈreɪdɪˌeɪt)
vb
1. (General Physics) (tr) physics to subject to or treat with light or other electromagnetic radiation or with beams of particles
2. (General Physics) (tr) to expose (food) to electromagnetic radiation to kill bacteria and retard deterioration
3. (tr) to make clear or bright intellectually or spiritually; illumine
4. a less common word for radiate1
5. (intr) obsolete to become radiant
irˈradiative adj
irˈradiˌator n

ir•ra•di•ate

(v. ɪˈreɪ diˌeɪt; adj. -ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to shed rays of light upon; illuminate.
2. to illumine intellectually or spiritually.
3. to radiate (light, illumination, etc.).
4. to heat with radiant energy.
5. to expose to radiation, as for medical treatment.
v.i.
6. Archaic. to emit rays; shine.
adj.
7. irradiated; bright.
[1595–1605; < Latin irradiāre to shed light on. See ir-1, radiate]
ir•ra′di•at`ing•ly, adv.
ir•ra′di•a`tive, adj.
ir•ra′di•a`tor, n.

ir·ra·di·ate

(ĭ-rā′dē-āt′)
To expose to or treat with radiation so as to bring about a chemical or biological change. For example, meat sold as food is often irradiated to kill bacteria.

irradiate


Past participle: irradiated
Gerund: irradiating

Imperative
irradiate
irradiate
Present
I irradiate
you irradiate
he/she/it irradiates
we irradiate
you irradiate
they irradiate
Preterite
I irradiated
you irradiated
he/she/it irradiated
we irradiated
you irradiated
they irradiated
Present Continuous
I am irradiating
you are irradiating
he/she/it is irradiating
we are irradiating
you are irradiating
they are irradiating
Present Perfect
I have irradiated
you have irradiated
he/she/it has irradiated
we have irradiated
you have irradiated
they have irradiated
Past Continuous
I was irradiating
you were irradiating
he/she/it was irradiating
we were irradiating
you were irradiating
they were irradiating
Past Perfect
I had irradiated
you had irradiated
he/she/it had irradiated
we had irradiated
you had irradiated
they had irradiated
Future
I will irradiate
you will irradiate
he/she/it will irradiate
we will irradiate
you will irradiate
they will irradiate
Future Perfect
I will have irradiated
you will have irradiated
he/she/it will have irradiated
we will have irradiated
you will have irradiated
they will have irradiated
Future Continuous
I will be irradiating
you will be irradiating
he/she/it will be irradiating
we will be irradiating
you will be irradiating
they will be irradiating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been irradiating
you have been irradiating
he/she/it has been irradiating
we have been irradiating
you have been irradiating
they have been irradiating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been irradiating
you will have been irradiating
he/she/it will have been irradiating
we will have been irradiating
you will have been irradiating
they will have been irradiating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been irradiating
you had been irradiating
he/she/it had been irradiating
we had been irradiating
you had been irradiating
they had been irradiating
Conditional
I would irradiate
you would irradiate
he/she/it would irradiate
we would irradiate
you would irradiate
they would irradiate
Past Conditional
I would have irradiated
you would have irradiated
he/she/it would have irradiated
we would have irradiated
you would have irradiated
they would have irradiated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.irradiate - give spiritual insight to; in religion
prophesy, vaticinate - predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration
2.irradiate - cast rays of light upon
lighten up, lighten - become lighter; "The room lightened up"
3.irradiate - expose to radiation; "irradiate food"
bombard - direct high energy particles or radiation against
process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"

irradiate

verb
To send out heat, light, or energy:
Translations

irradiate

[ɪˈreɪdɪeɪt] VTirradiar

irradiate

[ɪˈreɪdieɪt] vt
[+ person, area] → irradier
to be irradiated → être irradié
[+ food] → irradier
food that has been irradiated → des aliments qui ont été irradiés

irradiate

vt
(= emit) heat, light raysausstrahlen
(liter: = illumine) → erhellen (liter)
(= treat by irradiating)bestrahlen; irradiated foodstrahlungsbehandelte Lebensmittel pl

irradiate

[ɪˈreɪdɪˌeɪt] vt (Phys) → irradiare

ir·ra·di·ate

v. irradiar; exponer a o tratar por uso de radiación.

irradiate

vt irradiar, tratar con radiación
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