- supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc
- (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
The provision of water for crops in areas where the natural precipitation is considered inadequate for crop growth.
to supply water by artificial means, such as with sprinklers.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20003
Applying water or wastewater to land areas to supply the water and nutrient needs of plants. Found on http://www.epa.gov/OCEPAterms/
- supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc 2. [n] - (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solutionFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=irrigation
Grape vines need water, and if there isn't enough of it in the environment, it is necessary to supply this artificially, by irrigation. Although it is frowned upon (and often illegal) in many European wine regions, used carefully it can be used in the production of high quality wines.
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the technique of using a solution to wash out your mouth.
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[pronounce: irr-ig-ay-shun] Watering crops by using channels or pipes.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20442
The process of washing out a wound, hollow body structure (such as the bladder), or artificial device (such as a catheter) with water or other fluid.
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the cleansing of a wound by flushing it with water, a medicated solution, or some other fluid Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=I
Lawn sprinkler system. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20933
[ Latin irrigatio
: confer French irrigation
.] The act or process of irrigating, or the state of being irrigated; especially, the operation of causing water to flow over lands, for nourishing plants. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/I/99
Washing by a stream of water or other fluid. ... Origin: L. Irrigatio, rigare = to carry water ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etcFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=irrigation
(ir″ĭ-ga´shәn) washing of a body cavity or wound by a stream of water or other fluid. a liquid used for such washing.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) The act or process of irrigating, or the state of being irrigated; especially, the operation of causing water to flow over lands, for nourishing plants.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/irrigation/
(L. irrigatio, in into + rigare to carry water) washing by a stream of water or other fluid.Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio48.html
Application of water to land by artificial means to sustain plant growth.Found on http://www.jerseyyards.org/resources/resourcesglossary/
the controlled application of water for agricultural purposes through manmade systems to supply water requirements not satisfied by rainfall. Here's a quick look at some types of irrigation systems.Found on http://www.translationdirectory.com/glossaries/glossary006.htm
Lawn sprinkler system.Found on http://www.homebuildingmanual.com/Glossary.htm
irrigation, in agriculture, artificial watering of the land. Although used chiefly in regions with annual rainfall of less than 20 in. (51 cm), it is also used in wetter areas to grow certain crops, e.g., rice. Estimates of total irrigated land in the world range from 543 to 618 million acres (220 t...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0825516.html
Irrigation is the process of supplying water to land through a series of artificial waterways.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/GI.HTM
Type: Term Pronunciation: ir′i-gā′shŭn Definitions: 1. The washing out of a body cavity, space, or wound with a fluid.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=45743
Artificial water supply for dry agricultural areas by means of dams and channels. Drawbacks are that it tends to concentrate salts at the surface, ultimately causing soil infertility, and that rich river silt is retained at dams, to the impoverishment of the land and fisheries below them. Irrigation has been practised for thousands of years, in Eur...Found on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0020829.html
watering the land by artificial means. The Egyptians used canals and banks of earth. They also had a device called a shaduf. This was a bucket on the end of a long pole, mounted on a stand. The bucket was dipped into the Nile. They are still used in Egypt today.Found on http://www.egyptweb.norfolk.gov.uk/eggloss.htm
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