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ir·ri·gate

(ir'i-gāt),
To perform irrigation.
[L. ir-rigo, pp. -atus, to irrigate, fr. in, on, + rigo, to water]

irrigate

(ĭr′ĭ-gāt′)
v. irri·gated, irri·gating, irri·gates
v.tr.
1. To supply (land or crops) with water by means of pipes, sprinklers, ditches, or streams.
2. To wash out (a body cavity or wound) with water or a medicated fluid.
v.intr.
To irrigate land or crops.

ir′ri·ga′tion n.
ir′ri·ga′tion·al adj.
ir′ri·ga′tor n.

irrigate

[ir′igāt]
Etymology: L, irrigare, to supply water
to flush with a fluid, usually with a slow steady pressure on a syringe plunger. It may be done to cleanse a wound or to clear tubing.

ir·ri·gate

(ir'i-gāt)
To perform irrigation.
[L. ir-rigo, pp. -atus, to irrigate, fr. in, on, + rigo, to water]

irrigate

to wash out a wound or cavity with fluid, e.g. delivery of normal saline solution at 37°C into a wound cavity
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Water thus saved can be used to water live stock, irrigate limited areas, and meet some needs of households in such purposes as gardening, landscaping and other domestic uses.
The unirrigated cropped area inequality will give us some idea about what would happen in the near future when further irrigation development takes place, which would irrigate the currently unirrigated cropped areas.
In addition, Trimble introduced the Connected Farm Irrigate app for use on an iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or tablet.
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After the completion of this project, the dam will irrigate 60 thousand hectares of agricultural lands and gardens in seven districts; Shah Wali Kot, Arghandab, Zhirai, Panjway, Maiwand, Dand and Daman," he said.
Engineer Khan Agha local government official told Pajhwok Afghan News the dam when completed would irrigate 65000 hectors of land.
But after community activists complained that the plants would wilt without water, the MTA agreed to spend $2 million more to irrigate the entire route.
The Division Street line is intended as the first segment of an eventual citywide network to irrigate parks, school fields and landscaping, and the county system will tie into Lancaster's system, Hickling said.
Along with the North American launch, Trimble also introduced the Connected Farm Irrigate app, which provides farmers with real-time status and control of their pivot irrigation systems using a smartphone or tablet.
On completion of these projects, he said, about 650,000 acre feet of water would be stored, which was enough to irrigate more than 130,000 acres of land.
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