irrigation

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From Middle French irrigation, from Latin irrigatio

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irrigation (countable and uncountable, plural irrigations)

  1. The act or process of irrigating, or the state of being irrigated; especially, the operation of causing water to flow over lands, for nourishing plants.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      “My father had ideas about conservation long before the United States took it up. [] You preserve water in times of flood and freshet to be used for power or for irrigation throughout the year. …”

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Noun[edit]

irrigation f (plural irrigations)

  1. irrigation

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