To irrigate is to supply with water, usually with ditches and channels that allow the water to flow.

Irrigating is a type of watering that is important in one field in particular: farming. If a farmer has a huge number of crops, you can see how getting water to them could be difficult. The farmer irrigates by digging little channels that allow hard-to-reach spots to receive water. If there is a drought, irrigating will have to happen often to save the crops. People with large gardens might need to irrigate as well. Irrigating waters plants, keeping them alive.

Definitions of irrigate

v supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams

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hose, hose down
water with a hose
cause to flow or flood with or as if with water
run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals
perfuse, suffuse
cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
force a fluid through (a body part or tissue)
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cause to become wet

v supply with a constant flow or sprinkling of some liquid, for the purpose of cooling, cleansing, or disinfecting

irrigate the wound”
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care for, treat
provide treatment for

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