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v. ir·ri·gat·ed, ir·ri·gat·ing, ir·ri·gates
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.
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
سقيسَقْي، رَي
áveita, vökvun


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


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


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


[ˌɪrɪˈgeɪʃn] nirrigazione f


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


n. irrigación, acto o proceso de irrigar.


n irrigación f; colonic — hidroterapia de colon
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Tenders are invited for Procurement of Oral irrigation device under Dental Machinery Group
14) Oral irrigation was reviewed in 2008 (15) and 2010.
Comparison between electric tooth brushing and manual tooth brushing, With and without oral irrigation, for oral hygiene of orthodontic patients.
While bacteremia following toothbrushing, dental flossing and oral irrigation is low intensity, the intensity has been shown to increase over baseline for all of these oral hygiene techniques.
11 Frequent oral hygiene measures include individual practices such as regular tooth brushing, flossing and use of mouth washes and professional measures such as oral prophylaxis and oral irrigation can minimise the severity of gingivitis.
Comparison between electric tooth-brushing and manual tooth-brushing, with and without oral irrigation, for oral hygiene of orthodontic patients.
Dentists have started to become aware and are now recommending oral irrigation," said Patty Mueller, chief executive officer of Idea Factory.
Other studies have found that oral irrigation with MW reduces calculus formation (but not plaque) on teeth.
20) However, for maximum patient benefit, the addition of oral irrigation can further enhance gingivitis and bleeding on probing reductions (10-14,16,17) as well as control subgingival bacteria (12,15) and modify the host immune response (10,11) (see Figures 1 and 2).
The custom-designed cap snugly fits any nasal opening and can adapt to a powered oral irrigation system, such as Waterpik or Interplak.