irrigate

EnglishEdit

 
Sprinklers spraying water to irrigate vine plants in a vineyard

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin irrigare.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪɹəˌɡeɪt/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

irrigate (third-person singular simple present irrigates, present participle irrigating, simple past and past participle irrigated)

  1. (transitive) To supply (farmland) with water, by building ditches, pipes, etc.
    We need to irrigate the land before we plant the crops.
  2. (transitive) To clean (a wound) with a fluid.
    The nurse will show you how to irrigate the wound to prevent infection.

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ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

irrigate

  1. inflection of irrigare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of irrigato

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

irrigāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of irrigō