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v. ir·ra·di·at·ed, ir·ra·di·at·ing, ir·ra·di·ates
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.
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.]
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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
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ir•ra•di•ate(v. ɪˈreɪ diˌeɪt; adj. -ɪt, -ˌeɪt)
v. -at•ed, -at•ing,
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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
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Past participle: irradiated
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|Verb||1.||irradiate - give spiritual insight to; in religion|
|2.||irradiate - cast rays of light upon|
|3.||irradiate - expose to radiation; "irradiate food"|
bombard - direct high energy particles or radiation against
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irradiate[ɪˈreɪdɪeɪt] VT → irradiar
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irradiate[ɪˈreɪdɪˌeɪt] vt (Phys) → irradiare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
v. irradiar; exponer a o tratar por uso de radiación.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
irradiatevt irradiar, tratar con radiación
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