UK [ɪˈreɪdɪeɪt] / US [ɪˈreɪdɪˌeɪt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "irradiate":
present tense I/you/we/they irradiate he/she/it irradiates present participle irradiating past tense irradiated past participle irradiated
a) science to treat food with radiation in order to kill bacteria and make the food stay fresh longer
b) medical to use radiation on something as a medical treatment, for example in order to destroy cancer cells
2) literary to shine light on something and make it brighter

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  • Irradiate — Ir*ra di*ate ([i^]r*r[=a] d[i^]*[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Irradiated} ([i^]r*r[=a] d[i^]*[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Irradiating} ([i^]r*r[=a] d[i^]*[=a] t[i^]ng).] [L. irradiatus, p. p. of irradiate. See {In } in, and {Radiate}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irradiate — ir*ra di*ate, v. i. To emit rays; to shine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irradiate — ir*ra di*ate ([i^]r*r[=a] d[i^]*[asl]t), a. [L. irradiatus, p. p.] Illuminated; irradiated. Mason. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irradiate — index radiate, spread Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • irradiate — (v.) c.1600, to cast beams of light upon, from L. irradiatus, pp. of irradiare shine forth, from assimilated form of in into, in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + radiare to shine (see RADIATE (Cf. radiate)). Meaning expose to radiation other than light… …   Etymology dictionary

  • irradiate — ► VERB 1) (often be irradiated) expose to radiation. 2) shine light on. DERIVATIVES irradiation noun. ORIGIN Latin irradiare shine upon , from radius ray …   English terms dictionary

  • irradiate — [ir rā′dēāt΄, i rā′dēāt΄; ] for adj., usually [, i rā′dēit] vt. irradiated, irradiating [< L irradiatus, pp. of irradiare, to beam upon, illumine: see IN 1 & RADIATE] 1. to shine or throw light upon; light up; make bright 2. to make clear;… …   English World dictionary

  • irradiate — 1. verb a) To throw rays of light upon; to illuminate; to brighten; to adorn with luster. Thy smile irradiates yon blue fields. Sir W. Jones. b) To …   Wiktionary

  • irradiate — verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin irradiatus, past participle of irradiare, from in + radius ray Date: 1603 transitive verb 1. a. to cast rays of light upon ; illuminate b. to enlighten intellectually or spiritually …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • irradiate — irradiatingly, adv. irradiative, adj. irradiator, n. v. /i ray dee ayt /; adj. /i ray dee it, ayt /, v., irradiated, irradiating, adj. v.t. 1. to shed rays of light upon; illuminate. 2. to illumine intellectually or spiritually. 3. to brighten as …   Universalium

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