Translation of irrigate in Spanish:

irrigate

Pronunciation: /ˈɪrəgeɪt; ˈɪrɪgeɪt/

vt

  • 1.1 [Agriculture/Agricultura] irrigar*, regar*
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    • While rainfall registers about 50 inches per year, growers often have to irrigate their crops during extended drought periods.
    • Growers are responsible only for irrigating the crop, making it an attractive alternative for farms with adequate irrigation water.
    • Rebecca uses a sprinkler system to irrigate her crops.
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    • It has a small cultivable area to be irrigated by these rivers.
    • The waters in these three rivers irrigate the plains of Punjab, which produce most of the wheat and paddy that Indians eat and, if any left, export.
    • The river irrigates the site and enables crops to be transported for trade.
    1.2 [Medicine/Medicina] irrigar*
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    • For 8 days, the wound was irrigated with normal saline using a 35-cc syringe and a 19-gauge needle.
    • The surgeon copiously irrigates the wound with sterile saline solution and checks for leaks or bleeding.
    • The surgeon thoroughly irrigated the wound with antibiotic irrigation.

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