|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]|
irrigate ir·ri·gate (ĭr'ĭ-gāt')
v. ir·ri·gat·ed, ir·ri·gat·ing, ir·ri·gates
To wash out a cavity or wound with a fluid.