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Borrowed from Latin irrigare.

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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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