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irradiate

 [ĭ-ra´de-āt]
to treat with radiant energy.
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ir·ra·di·ate

(i-rā'dē-āt),
To apply radiation from a source to a structure or organism.
[see irradiation]
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irradiate

(ĭ-rā′dē-āt′)
v. irradi·ated, irradi·ating, irradi·ates
v.tr.
1.
a. To expose to radiation.
b. To treat with radiation: irradiate farm produce so as to destroy bacteria.
2. To shed light on; illuminate.
3. To manifest in a manner suggesting the emission of light; radiate: irradiate goodness.
v.intr. Archaic
1. To send forth rays; radiate.
2. To become radiant.

ir·ra′di·a′tive adj.
ir·ra′di·a′tor n.
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ir·ra·di·ate

(ir-rā'dē-āt)
To apply radiation from a source to a structure or organism.
See: irradiation
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ir·ra·di·ate

(ir-rā'dē-āt)
To apply radiation from a source to a structure or organism.
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The 1989 AABB survey revealed that 336 of 382 respondents (88.0%) indicated that they irradiated for recipients of allogeneic bone marrow transplants, whereas 263 of 323 respondents (81.4%) indicated that they irradiated for autologous bone marrow transplant recipients.
Koudelova & Cook (2001) showed that the apyrene to eupyrene sperm ratio in [F.sub.1] males of the Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella Zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) that were descendants of parental individuals irradiated with various doses of gamma-rays fluctuated between values similar to those observed in wild-type males (9.5:1), and reached up to 100:1 with most frequent ratios around 30:1.
The tensile fracture surface of unirradiated and irradiated CS/CC biocomposite films was performed by a scanning electron microscope (SEM), Model JEOL JSM-6460 LA, at an accelerating voltage of 5 kV.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must give approval before foods can be irradiated. Meat and poultry are the foods most commonly irradiated, but the FDA also allows the irradiation of wheat and wheat powder, white potatoes, many spices, dry vegetable seasonings, eggs, and fresh produce.
Such nonsymmetrical shape was visible for both nonirradiated and irradiated [alpha]-lipoic acid samples.
To study the effect of CTP and its components on production of serum cytokines in irradiated mice, double-antibody sandwich enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) were performed according to the manufacturer's recommendations (R&D Systems).
"To the best of our knowledge, no irradiated foods are being imported into the UAE.
They found that the irradiated arteries showed signs of chronic inflammation and an increase in activity of Nuclear Factor- kappaB (NF-kappaB), a transcription factor known for playing a key part in the development of atherosclerosis.
The bags were irradiated at 25 C at 0.2 kGy using a 2-MeV linear accelerator.
Q: What other types of food are currently being irradiated in the U.S.?
I haven't noticed irradiated food in the supermarket.
In response to the directive, this report describes: (1) the volume of mail irradiated and how the volume has changed, (2) the cost of irradiating mail and how the cost has changed, and (3) the extent to which irradiation delays mail deliveries and how these delivery delays have changed.