ir·​ri·​ga·​ble ˈir-ə-gə-bəl How to pronounce irrigable (audio)
: suitable for irrigation
irrigable land

Examples of irrigable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of the tract proper there is very little waste land—2000 acres are arable, 700 acres can now be irrigated as the water is disposed, but a great deal more is irrigable and requires but a small outlay to bring the water to it. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2023 Some people critical of water transfer deals, like Noble, say that buying up irrigable land is one way to gain influence on these boards, ultimately paving the way for more transfers. Ian James, The Arizona Republic, 17 Apr. 2021 The fractured red wall of the Wingate Sandstone lifted and pulled away from the river, creating a tiny, isolated pocket of irrigable fields with a grid of fruit trees between river and cliff. The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of irrigable was in 1844

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Cite this Entry

“Irrigable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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