irradiate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to reveal to radiation.
    • to take care of with radiation: irradiate farm create so as to destroy micro-organisms.
    • To reveal; illuminate.
    • To manifest in a way suggesting the emission of light; radiate: irradiate goodness.
    • To toss rays of light upon; to illuminate; to enhance; to adorn with luster.
    • To enlighten intellectually; to illuminate.
    • To animate by light or heat.
    • To radiate, shed, or diffuse.
    • To expose to radiation of any kind, specially ionizing radiation.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • Archaic To deliver forth rays; radiate.
    • Archaic To become radiant.
    • To produce rays; to shine.
  • verb:
    • To put rays of light upon; to illuminate; to enhance; to adorn with luster.
    • To illuminate intellectually; to illuminate; as, to irradiate your head.
    • To animate by light or heat.
    • To radiate, shed, or diffuse.
    • To produce rays; to shine.
    • To treat (meals) with ionizing radiation in order to destroy bacteria
    • expose to radiation
    • cast rays of light upon
    • give spiritual insight to; in religion
  • adjective:
    • Illuminated; irradiated; made brilliant or splendid.
    • Illuminated; irradiated.
  • others:
    • To illuminate or drop light upon or into; make luminous or clear; illuminate; enlighten.
    • to create splendid or wonderful; confer honor or self-esteem upon; exalt; adorn.
    • To radiate into; penetrate by radiation.
    • To emit rays; shine.
    • Illuminated; made brilliant or splendid.
    • To at the mercy of the healing activity associated with the Röntgen or other rays.

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