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English definition of “irradiate”


verb [T] uk   /ɪˈreɪ.di.eɪt/ specialized us  
to treat with light or other types of radiation: The cells are irradiated so that they cannot reproduce.Radiation and radioactivity
adjective uk   /-eɪ.tɪd/ us    /-eɪt̬ɪd/
irradiated fuel irradiated foodRadiation and radioactivity
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