irradiate

irradiatingly, adv.irradiative, adj.irradiator, n.
v. /i ray"dee ayt'/; adj. /i ray"dee it, -ayt'/, v., irradiated, irradiating, adj.
v.t.
1. to shed rays of light upon; illuminate.
2. to illumine intellectually or spiritually.
3. to brighten as if with light.
4. to radiate (light, illumination, etc.).
5. to heat with radiant energy.
6. to treat by exposure to radiation, as of ultraviolet light.
7. to expose to radiation.
v.i.
8. Archaic.
a. to emit rays; shine.
b. to become radiant.
adj.
9. irradiated; bright.
[1595-1605; < L irradiatus, ptp. of irradiare to shine upon. See IR-1, RADIATE]

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  • Irradiate — Ir*ra di*ate ([i^]r*r[=a] d[i^]*[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Irradiated} ([i^]r*r[=a] d[i^]*[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Irradiating} ([i^]r*r[=a] d[i^]*[=a] t[i^]ng).] [L. irradiatus, p. p. of irradiate. See {In } in, and {Radiate}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irradiate — ir*ra di*ate, v. i. To emit rays; to shine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irradiate — ir*ra di*ate ([i^]r*r[=a] d[i^]*[asl]t), a. [L. irradiatus, p. p.] Illuminated; irradiated. Mason. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irradiate — index radiate, spread Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • irradiate — (v.) c.1600, to cast beams of light upon, from L. irradiatus, pp. of irradiare shine forth, from assimilated form of in into, in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + radiare to shine (see RADIATE (Cf. radiate)). Meaning expose to radiation other than light… …   Etymology dictionary

  • irradiate — ► VERB 1) (often be irradiated) expose to radiation. 2) shine light on. DERIVATIVES irradiation noun. ORIGIN Latin irradiare shine upon , from radius ray …   English terms dictionary

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  • irradiate — UK [ɪˈreɪdɪeɪt] / US [ɪˈreɪdɪˌeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms irradiate : present tense I/you/we/they irradiate he/she/it irradiates present participle irradiating past tense irradiated past participle irradiated 1) a) science to treat food… …   English dictionary

  • irradiate — 1. verb a) To throw rays of light upon; to illuminate; to brighten; to adorn with luster. Thy smile irradiates yon blue fields. Sir W. Jones. b) To …   Wiktionary

  • irradiate — verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin irradiatus, past participle of irradiare, from in + radius ray Date: 1603 transitive verb 1. a. to cast rays of light upon ; illuminate b. to enlighten intellectually or spiritually …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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