Irradiation definition

ĭ-rādē-āshən
The act of exposing or the condition of being exposed to radiation.
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The use or application of ionizing radiation, especially in medical treatment and for the sterilization or preservation of food.
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An irradiating or being irradiated.
  • Exposure to radiation.
  • Emission of radiant energy.
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(optics) The apparent enlargement of a brightly lighted object seen against a dark background.
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The act of exposing or the condition of being exposed to radiation.
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The use or application of ionizing radiation, especially in medical treatment and for the sterilization or preservation of food.
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An act of irradiating, or state of being irradiated.
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(uncountable) A process of sterilisation whereby radiation is passed through a bag containing food, utensils, etc., to sterilise the contents.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
irradiation
Plural:
irradiations

Origin of irradiation

  • From Middle French irradiacion, from Latin irradiatio

    From Wiktionary