Irrorate
Irrorate Ir"ro*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Irrorated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Irrorating}.] [L. irroratus, p. p. of irrorare to bedew; pref. ir- in + ros, roris, dew.] To sprinkle or moisten with dew; to bedew. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Irrorate — Ir ro*rate, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Covered with minute grains, appearing like fine sand. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irrorate — adj. [L. in, not; roris, dew] Covered with minute marks, colors, or minute grains or specks of color …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • irrorate — irroration, n. /ir euh rayt , i rawr it, i rohr /, adj. Zool. marked with small spots of color; speckled. Also, irrorated. [ < L irroratus, ptp. of irrorare to bedew, equiv. to ir IR 1 + rora (ror , s. of ros dew + a theme vowel) + tus ptp.… …   Universalium

  • irrorate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Irrorated — Irrorate Ir ro*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Irrorated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Irrorating}.] [L. irroratus, p. p. of irrorare to bedew; pref. ir in + ros, roris, dew.] To sprinkle or moisten with dew; to bedew. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Irrorating — Irrorate Ir ro*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Irrorated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Irrorating}.] [L. irroratus, p. p. of irrorare to bedew; pref. ir in + ros, roris, dew.] To sprinkle or moisten with dew; to bedew. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irrorated — adjective see irrorate II …   Useful english dictionary

  • irroration — noun see irrorate I …   Useful english dictionary

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