irrorate

transitive verb
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of irrorate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

obsolete

irrorate

adjective
ir·​ro·​rate | \ ˈirəˌrāt, ə̇ˈrōrə̇t/ \
variants: or less commonly irrorated \ ˈirəˌrātə̇d \
-s

Definition of irrorate (Entry 2 of 2)

: covered with little spots : speckled a tawny butterfly with black-irrorate wings

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Other Words from irrorate

Transitive verb

irroration noun, plural -s obsolete

History and Etymology for irrorate

Transitive verb

Latin irroratus, past participle of irrorare, from in- in- entry 2 + rorare to moisten, shed moisture, from ror-, ros dew

Adjective

irrorate from Latin irroratus, past participle; irrorated from Latin irroratus + English -ed

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“Irrorate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irrorate. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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