irrigate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to produce (dry-land) with water by way of ditches, pipelines, or streams; water artificially.
    • To wash out (a body hole or wound) with water or a medicated substance.
    • to produce fertile or important just as if by watering.
    • To water; to damp; to moisten with working or dropping water; to bedew.
    • To liquid, as land, by causing a stream to circulation upon, over, or through it, like in synthetic channels.
    • To rinse (a wound, infected location, etc.) with a flow or squirt of a liquid.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to provide land with liquid unnaturally.
  • verb:
    • to provide farmland with liquid, because they build ditches, pipes, etc.
    • To clean a wound with a fluid
    • offer with a consistent circulation or sprinkling of some liquid, for the purpose of air conditioning, cleansing, or disinfecting
    • supply with liquid, much like channels or ditches or streams
  • others:
    • to pass through a liquid over or through; moisten by a flow of liquid or any other liquid.
    • Specifically—2. To water, as land, by causing a stream or channels become distributed over it. See irrigation.

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