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ir·ra·di·a·tion

 (ĭ-rā′dē-ā′shən)
n.
1. The act of exposing or the condition of being exposed to radiation.
2. The use or application of ionizing radiation, especially in medical treatment and for the sterilization or preservation of food.

irradiation

(ɪˌreɪdɪˈeɪʃən)
n
1. (General Physics) the act or process of irradiating or the state of being irradiated
2. (General Physics) the apparent enlargement of a brightly lit object when it is viewed against a dark background
3. a shaft of light; beam or ray
4. (Medicine) med
a. the therapeutic or diagnostic use of radiation, esp X-rays
b. exposure of a patient to such radiation
5. (General Physics) another name for radiation, irradiance

ir•ra•di•a•tion

(ɪˌreɪ diˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of irradiating or the state of being irradiated.
2. a ray of light; beam.
3. Optics. the apparent enlargement of an object when seen against a dark background.
4. the use of x-rays or other forms of radiation for treatment of disease, manufacture of vitamin D, etc.
5. exposure to x-rays or other radiation.
[1585–95; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.irradiation - the condition of being exposed to radiation
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.irradiation - a column of light (as from a beacon)irradiation - a column of light (as from a beacon)
heat ray - a ray that produces a thermal effect
high beam - the beam of a car's headlights that provides distant illumination
light, visible light, visible radiation - (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
moon ray, moonbeam, moon-ray - a ray of moonlight
sunbeam, sunray - a ray of sunlight
laser beam - a beam of light generated by a laser
low beam - the beam of a car's headlights that provides illumination for a short distance
3.irradiation - (physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
spread, spreading - process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
4.irradiation - the apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background
illusion, semblance - an erroneous mental representation
5.irradiation - (Pavolvian conditioning) the elicitation of a conditioned response by stimulation similar but not identical to the original stimulus
stimulus generalisation, stimulus generalization, generalisation, generalization - (psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus
6.irradiation - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substanceirradiation - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
phototherapy - the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn
Curietherapy, radium therapy - the use of radium in radiation therapy
X-ray therapy - the therapeutic use of X rays
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Translations

irradiation

[ɪˌreɪdɪˈeɪʃən] Nirradiación f

irradiation

[ɪˌreɪdiˈeɪʃən] n [person, area] → irradiation f
[food] → irradiation f
food irradiation → l'irradiation des aliments, l'irradiation alimentaire

irradiation

n
(= emission)Ausstrahlung f
(Med: treatment; of food) → Bestrahlung f; (of pain)Ausstrahlung f, → Irradiation f (spec)
(fig, geh: = enlightenment) → Erleuchtung f (fig), → Aufklärung f

irradiation

[ɪˌreɪdɪˈeɪʃn] n (Phys) → irradiazione f

ir·ra·di·a·tion

n. irradiación, uso terapéutico de radiaciones.

irradiation

n irradiación f; food — irradiación de alimentos
References in classic literature ?
This magnificent irradiation must have been produced by an agent of great SHINING power.
For a space I could not understand it, and then I knew that it must be the red weed from which this faint irradiation proceeded.
We see likewise, the Scripture calleth envy an evil eye; and the astrologers, call the evil influences of the stars, evil aspects; so that still there seemeth to be acknowledged, in the act of envy, an ejaculation or irradiation of the eye.
Each pedestrian could see no halo but his or her own, which never deserted the head-shadow, whatever its vulgar unsteadiness might be; but adhered to it, and persistently beautified it; till the erratic motions seemed an inherent part of the irradiation, and the fumes of their breathing a component of the night's mist; and the spirit of the scene, and of the moonlight, and of Nature, seemed harmoniously to mingle with the spirit of wine.
The prominence of the mountains disappeared under the splendid irradiation produced by the reflection of the solar rays.
About half an hour afterwards he attempted again to speak but was unable; he pressed my hand feebly, and his eyes closed forever, while the irradiation of a gentle smile passed away from his lips.
She stooped, and looked down at the spaniel's injured side--brightened suddenly with the irradiation of a new idea--and pointing to the wound with a chuckle of satisfaction, said, "That's Baxter's doings, that is.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed an advanced multi-function irradiation nozzle for particle therapy systems for cancer treatment that enables quickly switching between broad-beam, layer-stacking, and scanning particle beams.
LAHORE -- A use of Gamma Irradiation Technology in the industrial and agriculture sectors could enhance productivity and exports of the country, therefore, the government should take measures to create awareness in this regard.
Irradiation processing has been investigated extensively and is now in use worldwide for many food commodities.
reported that aqueous hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) was irradiated with different EB power to produce gel films, and the dependence of the physical and chemical properties on the EB irradiation was investigated [14].
The standard will benefit manufacturers, irradiation operators, regulators, customers and, ultimately, consumers.