irradiate(redirected from irradiator)
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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.]
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
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.
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.
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
irradiate[ɪˈreɪdɪeɪt] VT → irradiar
irradiate[ɪˈreɪdɪˌeɪt] vt (Phys) → irradiare
v. irradiar; exponer a o tratar por uso de radiación.