Definition of irrigation
1 : the therapeutic flushing of a body part with a stream of liquid
2 : the watering of land by artificial means to foster plant growth
Recent Examples of irrigation from the Web
The latest shot in a 10-year legal battle has seen farmers appeal an Environment Court ruling that will require them to seek council permission to install fences and irrigation and spread soil or fertilizer on their land.
The Bureau of Reclamation cut off the flow of water through Milner Dam to save it for irrigation.
Water may not be used for irrigation, refilling swimming pools or fountains in North Richland Hills, and residents are asked to delay using washing machines and dishwashers until the repairs are done, according to the city.
According to Park District officials Lincoln Park is an ideal site for the project because it's centrally located, popular with residents and is adjacent to the Park District greenhouse with easy access to water for irrigation.
The district could also impose tougher irrigation limits on sugar cane growers and other farmers south of Lake Okeechobee.
Illinois' men's golf season ended in bizarre fashion Tuesday, on a hole with an irrigation pump house a few paces from the 17th fairway as rain cascaded from sunny skies.
And for lack of irrigation, food prices are soaring.
Drooping or yellowing leaves would indicate improper irrigation.
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First Known Use of irrigation
IRRIGATION Defined for Kids
Definition of irrigation for Students
: an act or process of supplying with water or cleaning with a flow of liquid
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