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Pronunciation:  `iru'geyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Ir`ri*ga"tion\, n. [L. irrigatio: cf. F.
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

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.

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