Thesaurus

irrigate

verb

Synonyms of irrigate

to pour liquid over or through in order to cleanse
  • if you get the chemical in your eye, irrigate the eye thoroughly with water

Synonyms for irrigate

Words Related to irrigate

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about irrigate

Time Traveler for irrigate

Time Traveler

The first known use of irrigate was in 1615

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Irrigate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/irrigate. Accessed 25 January 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on irrigate

Dictionary: Definition of irrigate

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with irrigate

Medical Dictionary: Definition of irrigate

Spanish Central: Translation of irrigate

Nglish: Translation of irrigate for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of irrigate for Arabic Speakers

Comments on irrigate

What made you want to look up irrigate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

dull or mediocre

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!