irrigation

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noun ir·ri·ga·tion \ˌir-ə-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of irrigation

  1. 1 :  the therapeutic flushing of a body part with a stream of liquid

  2. 2 :  the watering of land by artificial means to foster plant growth

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First Known Use of irrigation

1612

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IRRIGATION Defined for Kids

irrigation

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noun ir·ri·ga·tion \ˌir-ə-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of irrigation for Students

  1. :  an act or process of supplying with water or cleaning with a flow of liquid



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