Medical Dictionary


vt ir·ri·gate \ˈir-ə-ˌgāt\

Medical Definition of IRRIGATE

:  to flush (a body part) with a stream of liquid <irrigate the wound with saline to remove debris> <the eye was irrigated for 10 minutes following chemical exposure>
ir·ri·ga·tion \ˌir-ə-ˈgā-shən\ noun


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