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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.irrigation - supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etcirrigation - supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc
supplying, provision, supply - the activity of supplying or providing something
2.irrigation - (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
eyedrop, eye-drop - a method of irrigating the eye used by ophthalmologists
medical aid, medical care - professional treatment for illness or injury
douche - irrigation with a jet of water or medicated solution into or around a body part (especially the vagina) to treat infections or cleanse from odorous contents
clyster, enema - an injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
lavage - washing out a hollow organ (especially the stomach) by flushing with water
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Translations
سقيسَقْي، رَي
zavlažovánízavodňování
vanding
öntözés
áveita, vökvun
zavlažovanie
sulama

irrigation

[ˌɪrɪˈgeɪʃən]
A. N (Agr) → irrigación f, riego m (Med) → irrigación f
B. CPD irrigation channel Nacequia f, canal m de riego

irrigation

[ˌɪrɪˈgeɪʃən] nirrigation f irrigation systemirrigation ditch nfossé m d'irrigationirrigation system nsystème m d'irrigation

irrigation

n
(Agr) → Bewässerung f; irrigation canalBewässerungskanal m
(Med) → Spülung f, → Irrigation f; colonic irrigationDarmspülung f

irrigation

[ˌɪrɪˈgeɪʃn] nirrigazione f

irrigate

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

ir·ri·ga·tion

n. irrigación, acto o proceso de irrigar.

irrigation

n irrigación f; colonic — hidroterapia de colon
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