irrigate

Part of speech: verb

To water, as land, artificially; wet; soak; bedew.

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Usage examples "irrigate":

  1. This tank, when the dam and sluices were repaired, would rise to about nine feet above its present level, and would irrigate many thousand acres. - "Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon", Samuel White Baker.
  2. 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", Honore de Balzac.
  3. 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", Joel Barlow.