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irradiate

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irradiateir‧ra‧di‧ate /ɪˈreɪdieɪt/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 technicalTPDF if someone or something is irradiated, X-rays or radioactive beams are passed through them2 technical if food is irradiated, it is treated with radiation in order to kill bacteria and make it last longer3 literaryCCBRIGHT to make something look bright as if a light is shining onto it Grammar Irradiate is usually passive.irradiation /ɪˌreɪdiˈeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]
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irradiateOf the 79 food companies that responded to the survey, only two will irradiate.So, molecular fragments, formed by irradiating a precursor, would instantly recombine.The researchers irradiated all of the tumor cells to render them incapable of spreading once returned to the patients' bodies.It takes less than a pound of plutonium to irradiate every human being in the world!In every human body, they insisted, there remains a spark of the Divine Principle which once irradiated its entire being.Perutz froze the compound into an argon matrix, and irradiated the molecule with light.Plant breeders know this, and irradiate their seeds in the hope of turning up new and useful forms.The flies were irradiated to make them sterile.
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Verb table
irradiate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyirradiate
he, she, itirradiates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyirradiated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave irradiated
he, she, ithas irradiated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad irradiated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill irradiate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have irradiated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam irradiating
he, she, itis irradiating
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you, we, theyare irradiating
Past
I, he, she, itwas irradiating
you, we, theywere irradiating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been irradiating
he, she, ithas been irradiating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been irradiating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be irradiating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been irradiating
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