irrigative

irrigative

[ir-i-gey-tiv]
adjective
serving for or pertaining to irrigation.

Origin:
1860–65; irrigate + -ive

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irrigate (ˈɪrɪˌɡeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to supply (land) with water by means of artificial canals, ditches, etc, esp to promote the growth of food crops
2.  med to bathe or wash out a bodily part, cavity, or wound
3.  (tr) to make fertile, fresh, or vital by or as if by watering
 
[C17: from Latin irrigāre, from rigāre to moisten, conduct water]
 
'irrigable
 
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'irrigative
 
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'irrigator
 
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