- Present participle of irrigate.
Variant of irrigate
transitive verbirrigated, irrigating
- to refresh by or as by watering
- to supply (land) with water by means of ditches or artificial channels or by sprinklers
- Med. to wash out or flush (a cavity, wound, etc.) with water or other fluid
Origin of irrigate; from Classical Latin irrigatus, past participle of irrigare, to bring water to or upon ; from in-, in, to, upon + rigare, to water, moisten: see rain