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IRRADIATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does irradiate mean? 

IRRADIATE (verb)
  The verb IRRADIATE has 3 senses:

1. give spiritual insight to; in religion
2. cast rays of light upon
3. expose to radiation

  Familiarity information: IRRADIATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


IRRADIATE (verb)


Sense 1irradiate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give spiritual insight to; in religion

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

irradiate; enlighten

Hypernyms (to "irradiate" is one way to...):

prophesy; vaticinate (predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2irradiate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cast rays of light upon

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "irradiate" is one way to...):

lighten; lighten up (become lighter)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3irradiate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expose to radiation

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

irradiate; ray

Context example:

irradiate food

Hypernyms (to "irradiate" is one way to...):

process; treat (subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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