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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
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Present
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you irradiate
he/she/it irradiates
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Preterite
I irradiated
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he/she/it irradiated
we irradiated
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Present Continuous
I am irradiating
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he/she/it is irradiating
we are irradiating
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Present Perfect
I have irradiated
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he/she/it has irradiated
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Past Continuous
I was irradiating
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we were irradiating
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Past Perfect
I had irradiated
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Future
I will irradiate
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Future Perfect
I will have irradiated
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Future Continuous
I will be irradiating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been irradiating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been irradiating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been irradiating
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he/she/it had been irradiating
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Conditional
I would irradiate
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Past Conditional
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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
References in classic literature ?
For, d'ye see, rainbows do not visit the clear air; they only irradiate vapor.
So much the rather thou Celestial light Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers Irradiate, there plant eyes, all mist from thence Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.
With the myriad stars in beauty All bedight, the heavens were seen, Radiant hopes were bright around me, Like the light of stars serene; Like the mellow midnight splendor Of the Night's irradiate queen.
But he had deliberately incurred the hindrance, having made up his mind that it was now time for him to adorn his life with the graces of female companionship, to irradiate the gloom which fatigue was apt to hang over the intervals of studious labor with the play of female fancy, and to secure in this, his culminating age, the solace of female tendance for his declining years.
Round the absent brother she began to throw the halo of Romance, to irradiate him with all the splendour of those happy days, to feel that in him she should draw nearest to the robust ideal.
The company also irradiates meats used by NASA's space shuttle astronauts.