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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]
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