un·​ir·​ri·​gat·​ed ˌən-ˈir-ə-ˌgā-təd How to pronounce unirrigated (audio)
: not supplied with water by irrigation : not irrigated
unirrigated land/crops

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web False dandelion tends to dominate unirrigated lawns. oregonlive, 26 Mar. 2023 And that’s on unirrigated land. Christopher Quinn, ajc, 30 Mar. 2022 As per the ministry of agriculture data, 67.79 million hectares out of 180 million hectares of total agricultural land in India is still unirrigated. Vivek Gupta, Quartz, 10 Nov. 2022 To prevent that, the state has set aside $50 million for a new program to help farmers repurpose dry lands by turning it into wildlife habitat, groundwater recharge basins, livestock range or planting unirrigated cover crops. Jack Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Sep. 2022 But Arvizu, 68, told him the pasture would soon lie fallow — brown like the unirrigated land that surrounded it. Los Angeles Times, 1 Aug. 2021 Some of these plant selections, as well as many other drought-tolerant plants, can be found at local nurseries and be planted in unirrigated areas of the landscape as a way to decrease water use in gardens. oregonlive, 3 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unirrigated was in 1805

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“Unirrigated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unirrigated. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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