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Definitions and Synonyms of irrigate | Another word for irrigate | What is irrigate?

Definition 1: supply with a constant flow or sprinkling of some liquid, for the purpose of cooling, cleansing, or disinfecting - [verb of body]

Samples where irrigate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • irrigate the wound

(irrigate is a kind of ...) provide treatment for

"The doctor treated my broken leg" "The nurses cared for the bomb victims" "The patient must be treated right away or she will die" "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

Definition 2: supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams - [verb of change]

Samples where irrigate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Water the fields

Synonyms for irrigate in the sense of this definition

(irrigate is a kind of ...) cause to become wet

"Wet your face"

(... is a kind of irrigate ) water with a hose

"hose the lawn"

(... is a kind of irrigate ) cause to flow or flood with or as if with water

"flush the meadows"

(... is a kind of irrigate ) run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals

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