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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.
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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
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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
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irrigation

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

n
(Agr) → Bewässerung f; irrigation canalBewässerungskanal m
(Med) → Spülung f, → Irrigation f; colonic irrigationDarmspülung f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

irrigation

[ˌɪrɪˈgeɪʃn] nirrigazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

irrigate

(ˈirigeit) verb
to supply water to (land), especially by canals or other artificial means.
ˌirriˈgation noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

ir·ri·ga·tion

n. irrigación, acto o proceso de irrigar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

irrigation

n irrigación f; colonic — hidroterapia de colon
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References in periodicals archive ?
It has been reported that PEG-3350 can be used safely in children as well (1,2).It has been considered that this solution can be useful for bowel irrigation in the treatment of childhood poisoning with slow releasing drugs, drugs not binding to charcoal, and heavy metals (3-5).
A case study reported that, due to the risk for subsequent intestinal obstruction, the asymptomatic patient was admitted for whole bowel irrigation [16].