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1. irrigate

verb. ['ˈɪrəˌgeɪt'] supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams.

Synonyms

  • flush
  • hose down
  • wet
  • hush
  • water

Antonyms

  • dryness
  • sober
  • nonalcoholic
  • louden

Etymology

  • irrigare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Irrigate

  • abrogate
  • applegate
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  • bathgate
  • bishopsgate
  • castigate
  • congregate
  • conjugate
  • corrugate
  • delegate
  • desegregate
  • digate
  • filegate
  • floodgate
  • fumigate
  • holgate
  • instigate
  • interrogate
  • investigate
  • irangate

Example sentences of the word irrigate


1. Noun, singular or mass
Fill in the hole with soil, and irrigate with 1 to 2 inches of water after planting.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
However, if you irrigate the shrub frequently and generously, it may tolerate the sunny placement.

3. Verb, base form
Use microsprinklers to irrigate groundcovers and low-growing crops, such as strawberries.

Quotes containing the word irrigate


1. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
- C.S. Lewis

2. For every one pupil who needs to be guarded against a weak excess of sensibility there are three who need to be awakened from the slumber of cold vulgarity. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.
- C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

2. irrigate

verb. ['ˈɪrəˌgeɪt'] supply with a constant flow or sprinkling of some liquid, for the purpose of cooling, cleansing, or disinfecting.

Synonyms

  • care for

Antonyms

  • poor
  • uneven

Etymology

  • irrigare (Latin)
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