irradiate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin irradiatus

Verb[edit]

irradiate ‎(third-person singular simple present irradiates, present participle irradiating, simple past and past participle irradiated)

  1. (transitive) To throw rays of light upon; to illuminate; to brighten; to adorn with luster.
    • Sir W. Jones
      Thy smile irradiates yon blue fields.
  2. (transitive) To enlighten intellectually; to illuminate.
    to irradiate the mind
    • Bishop George Bull
      And indeed we ought, in these happy intervals, when our understandings are thus irradiated and enlightened, to make a judgment of the state and condition of our souls in the sight of God []
  3. (transitive) To animate by heat or light.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir M. Hale to this entry?)
  4. (transitive) To radiate, shed, or diffuse.
    • H. James
      a splendid facade, [] irradiating hospitality
  5. (intransitive) To emit rays; to shine.
  6. (transitive) To treat (food) with ionizing radiation in order to destroy bacteria

Adjective[edit]

irradiate

  1. Illuminated; irradiated; made brilliant or splendid.

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Verb[edit]

irradiate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of irradiare
  2. second-person plural imperative of irradiare
  3. second-person plural present subjunctive of irradiare
  4. feminine plural of irradiato

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