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Meaning of IRRIGATION

Pronunciation:  `iru'geyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
  2. [n]  supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc
 

IRRIGATION is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 See Also: clyster, douche, enema, lavage, medication, provision, supply, supplying

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ir`ri*ga"tion\, n. [L. irrigatio: cf. F.
irrigation.]
The act or process of irrigating, or the state of being
irrigated; especially, the operation of causing water to flow
over lands, for nourishing plants.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Repeated flushing of a cavity or lesion to minimise local infection.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

As streams were few in Palestine, water was generally stored up in winter in reservoirs, and distributed through gardens in numerous rills, which could easily be turned or diverted by the foot (Deut. 11:10).

For purposes of irrigation, water was raised from streams or pools by water-wheels, or by a shaduf, commonly used on the banks of the Nile to the present day.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ablution, affusion, aspergation, aspersion, baptism, bath, bathing, bedewing, cleaning out, dampening, damping, deluge, dewing, douche, douching, drowning, elution, elutriation, enema, flooding, flush, flushing, flushing out, hosing, hosing down, humidification, immersion, inundation, lathering, lavabo, lavage, lavation, laving, moistening, mopping, mopping up, rinse, rinsing, scouring, scrub, scrubbing, scrubbing up, shampoo, soaping, sparging, spattering, splashing, splattering, sponge, sponging, spraying, sprinkling, submersion, swabbing, swashing, wash, washing, washing up, washout, washup, watering, wetting, wiping up
 

 

 

 

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