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IRRIGATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does irrigation mean? 

IRRIGATION (noun)
  The noun IRRIGATION has 2 senses:

1. supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc
2. (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution

  Familiarity information: IRRIGATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IRRIGATION (noun)


Sense 1irrigation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("irrigation" is a kind of...):

provision; supply; supplying (the activity of supplying or providing something)


Sense 2irrigation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("irrigation" is a kind of...):

medical aid; medical care (professional treatment for illness or injury)

Domain category:

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "irrigation"):

douche (irrigation 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)

clyster; enema (injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes)

lavage (washing out a hollow organ (especially the stomach) by flushing with water)


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