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irrigation

ir·ri·ga·tion

irrigation

pronunciation:
I rih geI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the supplying of water to land by man-made means.
Some home owners use irrigation to grow grass in Arizona.The farmer uses irrigation to get water to his dry land.
derivation: irrigational (adj.)
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The word irrigation contains the following part:
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).