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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]
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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.
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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]
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The first group of patients underwent SICS by Phacosandwich technique, the second group by vectis with counter pressure technique, the third group by Phacofracture technique and the final group by Irrigating vectis technique.
Mean Age Distribution: The mean age was 62.24 years for Phacosandwich group, 62.96 years for vectis with counter pressure group, 65.00 years for Phacofracture group and 63.88 years for Irrigating Vectis group.
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