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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Irrigation  \Ir`ri*ga"tion\,  n.  [L.  irrigatio:  cf  F. 
  irrigation.] 
  The  act  or  process  of  irrigating,  or  the  state  of  being 
  irrigated;  especially,  the  operation  of  causing  water  to  flow 
  over  lands,  for  nourishing  plants. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  irrigation 
  n  1:  supplying  dry  land  with  water  by  means  of  ditches  etc 
  2:  (medicine)  cleaning  a  wound  or  body  organ  by  flushing  or 
  washing  out  with  water  or  a  medicated  solution 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Irrigation 
  As  streams  were  few  in  Palestine,  water  was  generally  stored  up 
  in  winter  in  reservoirs,  and  distributed  through  gardens  in 
  numerous  rills,  which  could  easily  be  turned  or  diverted  by  the 
  foot  (Deut.  11:10). 
 
  For  purposes  of  irrigation,  water  was  raised  from  streams  or 
  pools  by  water-wheels,  or  by  a  shaduf  commonly  used  on  the 
  banks  of  the  Nile  to  the  present  day 
 




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