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Irradiate

Ir`ra´di`ate   Pronunciation: ĭr`rā´dĭ`āt
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Irradiated (ĭr*rā"dĭ*ā`tĕd); p. pr. & vb. n. Irradiating (ĭr*rā"dĭ*ā`tĭng).]
1.To throw rays of light upon; to illuminate; to brighten; to adorn with luster.
Thy smile irradiates yon blue fields.
- Sir W. Jones.
2.To enlighten intellectually; to illuminate; as, to irradiate the mind.
3.To animate by heat or light.
4.To radiate, shed, or diffuse.
A splendid faÇade, . . . irradiating hospitality.
- H. James.
5.To expose to radiation of any kind, especially ionizing radiation; as, to sterilize food by irradiating it with gamma rays; one can cause mutations in bacteria by irradiating them with ultraviolet light.
v. i.1.To emit rays; to shine.
a.1.Illuminated; irradiated.
Verb1.irradiate - give spiritual insight to; in religion
Synonyms: enlighten
2.irradiate - cast rays of light upon
3.irradiate - expose to radiation; "irradiate food"
Synonyms: ray
X-ray, activate, anhydrate, beacon, blast-freeze, brighten, brighten up, brine, charge, contaminate, corn, cure, dehydrate, desiccate, dry, dry-cure, dry-salt, edify, embalm, enlighten, evaporate, flood with light, floodlight, freeze, freeze-dry, fume, highlight, illume, illuminate, illumine, improve, infect, jerk, kipper, light, light up, lighten, luminate, marinade, marinate, mummify, overshine, pickle, poison, preservatize, quick-freeze, radiumize, refrigerate, relume, relumine, roentgenize, salt, season, shed light upon, shine upon, smoke, smoke-cure, spotlight, stuff, throw light upon, uplift
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