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irradiation Line breaks: ir¦radi|ation
Pronunciation: /ɪˌreɪdɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of irradiation in English:


[mass noun]
1The process or fact of irradiating or being irradiated: ultraviolet irradiation
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  • Different concentrations of BPA as well as different periods of irradiation with thermal neutrons were studied.
  • But he stressed that irradiation is actually a process which should make some products safer.
  • Neutron or ion irradiation hardens the material but not enough to prevent use in nuclear reactors.
2 Optics The apparent extension of the edges of an illuminated object seen against a dark background.

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