Irradiate Definition

irradiated, irradiates, irradiating
irradiated, irradiates, irradiating
To make clear; illuminate intellectually; enlighten.
Webster's New World
To shine or throw light upon; light up; make bright.
Webster's New World
To treat with radiation.
Irradiate farm produce so as to destroy bacteria.
American Heritage Medicine
To expose to or treat by exposing to X-rays, ultraviolet rays, radium, or some other form of radiant energy.
Webster's New World
To radiate; diffuse; spread; give out.
Webster's New World
Lighted up; irradiated.
Webster's New World

Illuminated; irradiated; made brilliant or splendid.


Origin of Irradiate

  • Latin irradiāre irradiāt- to illuminate in- on in–2 radiāre to shine radiate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin irradiatus

    From Wiktionary

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