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irrigateverb [T]

uk   /ˈɪr.ɪ.ɡeɪt/ us   /ˈɪr.ə.ɡeɪt/
  • irrigate verb [T] (SUPPLY WATER)

to supply land with water so that crops and plants will grow: irrigated land/fields
  • irrigate verb [T] (WASH)

specialized medical to wash an injured part of a person's body, especially a cut, with a flow of liquid
irrigation
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪr.ɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌɪr.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/
an irrigation system
(Definition of irrigate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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irrigateverb [T]

us   /ˈɪr·əˌɡeɪt/
to supply land with water so that crops and plants will grow or grow better: to irrigate farmland
irrigation
noun [U] us   /ˌɪr·əˈɡeɪ·ʃən/
an irrigation system
(Definition of irrigate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “irrigate”
in Vietnamese tưới…
in Spanish irrigar, regar…
in Malaysian mengairi…
in Thai ทดน้ำ…
in French irriguer…
in German bewässern…
in Chinese (Traditional) 供水, 灌溉…
in Russian орошать…
in Turkish sulamak, sulama yapmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 供水, 灌溉…
in Indonesian mengairi…
in Polish nawadniać…
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