HyperDic: irrigation

English > 2 senses of the word irrigation:
NOUNactirrigationsupplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc
actirrigation(medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
irrigation > pronunciation
Soundsih.rahgey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > irrigation: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningSupplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc.
Broaderprovision, supply, supplyingThe activity of supplying or providing something
Spanishhello, irrigación, riego
Catalanirrigació, regadiu
Verbsirrigatesupply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams
English > irrigation: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaning(medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution.
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Narrowerdoucheirrigation with a jet of water or medicated solution into or around a body part (especially the vagina) to treat infections or cleanse from odorous contents
enema, clysterAn injection of a liquid / liquid through the anus to stimulate / stimulate evacuation
eyedrop, eye-dropA method of irrigating the eye used by ophthalmologists
lavagewashing out a hollow organ (especially the stomach) by flushing with water
Broadermedical care, medical aidprofessional treatment for illness or injury
Spanishirrigación
Catalanirrigació
Verbsirrigatesupply with a constant flow or sprinkling of some liquid / liquid, for the purpose of cooling, cleansing, or disinfecting

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