Irrigate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɪrɪɡeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word irrigate
Brit.  |ˈɪrɪɡeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word irrigate

verb

- supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams (syn: water)
- supply with a constant flow or sprinkling of some liquid, for the purpose of cooling, cleansing, or disinfecting

irrigate the wound

Examples

The surgeon irrigated the wound.

...if you get the chemical in your eye, irrigate the eye thoroughly with water...

The water in Lake Powell is used to irrigate the area.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: irrigate
he/she/it: irrigates
present participle: irrigating
past tense: irrigated
past participle: irrigated
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