noun Date: 1875 irrigation below the surface (as by a periodic rise of the water table or by a system of underground porous pipes) • subirrigate transitive verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • subirrigate — subirrigation, n. /sub ir i gayt /, v.t., subirrigated, subirrigating. to irrigate beneath the surface of the ground, as with water passing through a system of underground porous pipes or transmitted through the subsoil from ditches, etc. [1900… …   Universalium

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  • subirrigate — transitive verb see subirrigation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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