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Definition 1: (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance - [noun denoting act]

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(irradiation is a kind of ...) (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)

"the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury" "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested" "heat therapy gave the best relief"

(... is a kind of irradiation ) the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn

(... is a kind of irradiation ) the use of radium in radiation therapy

(... is a kind of irradiation ) the therapeutic use of X rays

(irradiation belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Definition 2: the apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background - [noun denoting cognition]

(irradiation is a kind of ...) an erroneous mental representation

Definition 3: (Pavolvian conditioning) the elicitation of a conditioned response by stimulation similar but not identical to the original stimulus - [noun denoting cognition]

(irradiation is a kind of ...) (psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus

Definition 4: (physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex - [noun denoting event]

(irradiation is a kind of ...) process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space

(irradiation belongs to category ...) the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

Definition 5: a column of light (as from a beacon) - [noun denoting phenomenon]

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(irradiation is a kind of ...) (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation

"the light was filtered through a soft glass window"

(... is a kind of irradiation ) a ray that produces a thermal effect

(... is a kind of irradiation ) the beam of a car's headlights that provides distant illumination

(... is a kind of irradiation ) a ray of moonlight

(... is a kind of irradiation ) a ray of sunlight

(... is a kind of irradiation ) a beam of light generated by a laser

(... is a kind of irradiation ) the beam of a car's headlights that provides illumination for a short distance

Definition 6: the condition of being exposed to radiation - [noun denoting state]

(irradiation is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

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