Meaning of “irradiate” in the English Dictionary

"irradiate" in British English

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irradiateverb [ T ]

uk /ɪˈreɪ.di.eɪt/ us /ɪˈreɪ.di.eɪt/ specialized
irradiated
adjective uk /ɪˈreɪ.di.eɪ.tɪd/ us /ɪˈreɪ.di.eɪ.t̬ɪd/

irradiated fuel
irradiated food

(Definition of “irradiate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"irradiate" in American English

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irradiateverb [ T ]

/ɪˈreɪd·iˌeɪt/

biology to use radiation (= a form of energy) to destroy something, especially bacteria in food to keep it fresh

irradiation
noun [ U ] /ɪˌreɪd·iˈeɪ·ʃən/

(Definition of “irradiate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)