Part of speech: noun

Artificial watering of land.

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Usage examples "irrigation":

  1. At the other house where the children regularly delivered bread, irrigation had been going on all the morning. - "Out of the Triangle", Mary E. Bamford.
  2. Canals, partial dams, and embankments were attempted; fifty thousand draw- wells carried the water up to a considerable height, but the system of irrigation was insufficient. - "History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)", S. Rappoport.
  3. He had been studying the report of an engineering expert on a Colorado irrigation scheme and he was trying to master and correct its weaknesses. - "The Main Chance", Meredith Nicholson.