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ir·ri·gate

 (ĭr′ĭ-gāt′)
v. ir·ri·gat·ed, ir·ri·gat·ing, ir·ri·gates
v.tr.
1. To supply (land or crops) with water by means of pipes, sprinklers, ditches, or streams.
2. To wash out (a body cavity or wound) with water or a medicated fluid.
v.intr.
To irrigate land or crops.

[Latin irrigāre, irrigāt- : in-, in; see in-2 + rigāre, to water.]

ir′ri·ga′tion n.
ir′ri·ga′tion·al adj.
ir′ri·ga′tor n.

irrigate

(ˈɪrɪˌɡeɪt)
vb
1. (Agriculture) to supply (land) with water by means of artificial canals, ditches, etc, esp to promote the growth of food crops
2. (Medicine) med to bathe or wash out a bodily part, cavity, or wound
3. (tr) to make fertile, fresh, or vital by or as if by watering
[C17: from Latin irrigāre, from rigāre to moisten, conduct water]
ˈirrigable adj
ˌirriˈgation n
ˌirriˈgational, ˈirriˌgative adj
ˈirriˌgator n

ir•ri•gate

(ˈɪr ɪˌgeɪt)

v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to supply (land) with water by artificial means, as by diverting streams, flooding, or spraying.
2. to supply or wash (an orifice, wound, etc.) with a spray or a flow of some liquid.
3. to moisten; wet.
[1605–15; < Latin irrigāre to wet, flood, nourish with water, =ir- ir-1 + rigāre to provide with water, soak]
ir′ri•ga•ble, adj.
ir′ri•ga•bly, adv.
ir`ri•ga′tion, n.
ir`ri•ga′tion•al, adj.
ir•ri•ga•tive, adj.
ir′ri•ga`tor, n.

irrigate


Past participle: irrigated
Gerund: irrigating

Imperative
irrigate
irrigate
Present
I irrigate
you irrigate
he/she/it irrigates
we irrigate
you irrigate
they irrigate
Preterite
I irrigated
you irrigated
he/she/it irrigated
we irrigated
you irrigated
they irrigated
Present Continuous
I am irrigating
you are irrigating
he/she/it is irrigating
we are irrigating
you are irrigating
they are irrigating
Present Perfect
I have irrigated
you have irrigated
he/she/it has irrigated
we have irrigated
you have irrigated
they have irrigated
Past Continuous
I was irrigating
you were irrigating
he/she/it was irrigating
we were irrigating
you were irrigating
they were irrigating
Past Perfect
I had irrigated
you had irrigated
he/she/it had irrigated
we had irrigated
you had irrigated
they had irrigated
Future
I will irrigate
you will irrigate
he/she/it will irrigate
we will irrigate
you will irrigate
they will irrigate
Future Perfect
I will have irrigated
you will have irrigated
he/she/it will have irrigated
we will have irrigated
you will have irrigated
they will have irrigated
Future Continuous
I will be irrigating
you will be irrigating
he/she/it will be irrigating
we will be irrigating
you will be irrigating
they will be irrigating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been irrigating
you have been irrigating
he/she/it has been irrigating
we have been irrigating
you have been irrigating
they have been irrigating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been irrigating
you will have been irrigating
he/she/it will have been irrigating
we will have been irrigating
you will have been irrigating
they will have been irrigating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been irrigating
you had been irrigating
he/she/it had been irrigating
we had been irrigating
you had been irrigating
they had been irrigating
Conditional
I would irrigate
you would irrigate
he/she/it would irrigate
we would irrigate
you would irrigate
they would irrigate
Past Conditional
I would have irrigated
you would have irrigated
he/she/it would have irrigated
we would have irrigated
you would have irrigated
they would have irrigated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.irrigate - supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streamsirrigate - supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams; "Water the fields"
wet - cause to become wet; "Wet your face"
hose, hose down - water with a hose; "hose the lawn"
flush - cause to flow or flood with or as if with water; "flush the meadows"
hush - run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals
2.irrigate - supply with a constant flow or sprinkling of some liquid, for the purpose of cooling, cleansing, or disinfecting; "irrigate the wound"
care for, treat - provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

irrigate

verb water, wet, moisten, flood, inundate The land is irrigated by a maze of interconnected canals.
Translations
يَسْقي
zavlažitzavlažovat
vande
veita vatni á
drėkinamasdrėkinimas
apūdeņot
zavlažiť

irrigate

[ˈɪrɪgeɪt] VT (Agr) [+ land, crops] → regar (Med) → irrigar
irrigated landtierras fpl de regadío

irrigate

[ˈɪrɪgeɪt] vtirriguer

irrigate

vt
land, cropbewässern
(Med) → spülen

irrigate

[ˈɪrɪˌgeɪt] vtirrigare

irrigate

(ˈirigeit) verb
to supply water to (land), especially by canals or other artificial means.
ˌirriˈgation noun

ir·ri·gate

v. irrigar, lavar con un chorro de agua.

irrigate

vt irrigar
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