Definition of “irrigate” - English Dictionary

“irrigate” in British English

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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)

“irrigate” in American English

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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)