What does the word irrigate mean?

Usage examples for irrigate

  1. Seek, therefore, at once for the proper human instruments who will enable you within the next dozen years to get an income of six or seven thousand louis out of the six thousand acres you irrigate and fertilize. – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac
  2. All infant streams and every mountain rill Choose their new paths, some useful task to fill, Each acre irrigate, re- road the earth, And serve at last the purpose of their birth. – The Columbiad by Joel Barlow