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English definition of “irrigate”

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/fieldsImproving fertility and pest control

irrigate verb [T] (WASH)

specialized medical to wash an injured part of a person's body, especially a cut, with a flow of liquidPreventing infection
irrigation
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪr.ɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us  
Improving fertility and pest control
(Definition of irrigate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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