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irradiate

  
  ( irradiates    3rd person present)   ( irradiating    present participle)   ( irradiated    past tense & past participle  ) If someone or something is irradiated, they are exposed to a large amount of radioactivity.     (TECHNICAL)      verb  
...the Chernobyl disaster, which irradiated large parts of Europe.      V n  
  irradiation      n-uncount  
...the harmful effects of irradiation and pollution.     
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irradiate

  
  
brighten, cast light upon, enlighten, illume     (poetic)   illuminate, illumine, lighten, light up, shine upon  

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