American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To expose to radiation.
- v. To treat with radiation: irradiate farm produce so as to destroy bacteria.
- v. To shed light on; illuminate.
- v. To manifest in a manner suggesting the emission of light; radiate: irradiate goodness.
- v. Archaic To send forth rays; radiate.
- v. Archaic To become radiant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To illuminate or shed light upon or into; make luminous or clear; light up; enlighten.
- To make splendid or glorious; confer honor or dignity upon; exalt; adorn.
- To radiate into; penetrate by radiation.
- To emit rays; shine.
- Illuminated; made brilliant or splendid.
- To subject to the therapeutic action of the Röntgen or other rays.
- v. transitive To throw rays of light upon; to illuminate; to brighten; to adorn with luster.
- v. transitive To enlighten intellectually; to illuminate; as, to irradiate the mind.
- v. transitive To animate by heat or light.
- v. transitive To radiate, shed, or diffuse.
- v. intransitive To emit rays; to shine.
- v. transitive To treat (food) with ionizing radiation in order to destroy bacteria
- adj. Illuminated; irradiated; made brilliant or splendid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To throw rays of light upon; to illuminate; to brighten; to adorn with luster.
- v. To enlighten intellectually; to illuminate.
- v. To animate by heat or light.
- v. To radiate, shed, or diffuse.
- v. To expose to radiation of any kind, especially ionizing radiation.
- v. To emit rays; to shine.
- adj. Illuminated; irradiated.
- v. expose to radiation
- v. cast rays of light upon
- v. give spiritual insight to; in religion
- From Latin irradiatus (Wiktionary)
- Latin irradiāre, irradiāt-, to illuminate : in-, on; see in-2 + radiāre, to shine; see radiate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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