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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
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ir·ra·di·ate

(ir-rā'dē-āt)
To apply radiation from a source to a structure or organism.
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