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irradiateverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪˈreɪ.di.eɪt/ specialized
to ​treat with ​light or other ​types of radiation: The ​cells are irradiated so that they cannot ​reproduce.
irradiated
adjective uk   /-eɪ.tɪd/  us   /-eɪt̬ɪd/
irradiated ​fuel irradiated ​food
(Definition of irradiate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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irradiateverb [T]

 /ɪˈreɪd·iˌeɪt/
biology to use ​radiation (= a ​form of ​energy) to ​destroy something, ​especiallybacteria in ​food to ​keep it ​fresh
irradiation
noun [U]  /ɪˌreɪd·iˈeɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of irradiate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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