What does the word irrigation mean?

Usage examples for irrigation

  1. At the other house where the children regularly delivered bread, irrigation had been going on all the morning. – Out of the Triangle by 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) by 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 by Meredith Nicholson