irrigate irrigate  /ˈɪ rə ˌɡeɪt/


  1. (v) supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams
  2. (v) supply with a constant flow or sprinkling of some liquid, for the purpose of cooling, cleansing, or disinfecting


  1. The result saves space--vital in urban areas--and allows farmers to irrigate and fertilize with far less waste.
  2. But their biggest success was in irrigation: a small pressure pump called the MoneyMaker that would allow poor farmers to irrigate their land so they could start growing cash crops.
  3. For the past two decades, Hayden has been polishing legislation to authorize a Central Arizona Project, a vast network of dams and waterways to irrigate his arid state.


  1. Public encouraged to attend water conservation event

    Drought and green lawns typically don’t go hand in hand, but the town of Little Elm wants to educate those interested in learning how to conserve water, irrigate lawns and plant the right vegetation for a healthy lawn.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Little Elm Journal

  2. City to study sending recycled water to Pasatiempo

    The Scotts Valley City Council voted last week to move forward with a plan that, if realized, would mean the sale of a portion of the city’s recycled wastewater to irrigate the courses at nearby Pasatiempo Golf Club.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Press-Banner

  3. Residents turn to drilling for water

    Wichita Falls residents are drilling for water to irrigate landscapes during drought restrictions.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Wichita Falls Times Record News


  1. "Malawi appeals to the G-8 countries to support us to create a green belt around our lakes and along our rivers to irrigate land up to 20 kilometres from the shores," Mutharika told the General Assembly in October last year.
    on Jul 22, 2009 By: Bingu wa Mutharika Source: Malawi's Daily Times

  2. "We never irrigate our apples. We never irrigate our corn. Very, very rarely do we irrigate our peaches. This year we've had to irrigate all of the above. Our irrigation pond is basically depleted so we have to pick and choose which crops to put...
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Richard Wagner Source: Exeter News-Letter

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