Irrigate Ir"ri*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Irrigated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Irrigating}.] [L. irrigatus, p. p. of irrigare to irrigate: ir- in + rigare to water; prob. akin to E. rain. See {Rain}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To water; to wet; to moisten with running or dropping water; to bedew. [1913 Webster]

2. (Agric.) To water, as land, by causing a stream to flow upon, over, or through it, as in artificial channels. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) To rinse (a wound, infected area, etc.) with a flow or spray of a liquid. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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