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irrigate

ir·ri·gate

irrigate

 
 
pronunciation:
I rih geIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: irrigated, irrigates, irrigating
definition 1: to water by artificial means, as by pumping and spraying, or by man-made channels from a natural source of water.
Farmers have to irrigate this dry land in order to grow crops.
definition 2: to wash out or spray during a medical or dental procedure.
The dentist irrigates the gums to dislodge food particles.
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derivation: irrigator (n.)
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