To throw rays of light upon; to illuminate; to brighten; to adorn with luster.
To enlighten intellectually; to illuminate; as, to irradiate the mind.
To radiate, shed, or diffuse.
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.
To emit rays; to shine.
to treat or expose with radiation
cast rays of light upon
expose to radiation; "irradiate food"
To expose to, or treat, with radiation.
ear-Ray-dee-ate] To expose part of the body to diagnostic or therapeutic radiation.
to expose to radiation for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Juxta- - next to, as in juxtafoveal and juxtascleral. Laser photocoagulation - an outpatient treatment wh e rein blood vessels are cauterized by the heat from a fine-point laser beam.
To expose a structure or organism to radiation.
To expose to some form of radiation.
Subject material to ionising radiation. Irradiated reactor fuel and components have been subject to neutron irradiation and hence become radioactive themselves.
(ear-RAY-dee-ate) To expose a part of the body to radioactive particles or waves for either diagnostic or treatment purposes.