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irrigate

verb [T] uk   /ˈɪr.ɪ.ɡeɪt/ us  

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  
an irrigation system
Translations of “irrigate”
in Spanish regar, irrigar…
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 Polish nawadniać…
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