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  Definition of Irradiation
  1. (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to radiation from a radioactive substance
  2. (Pavolvian conditioning) the elicitation of a conditioned response by stimulation similar but not identical to the original stimulus
  3. the apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background
  4. (physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex
  5. a column of light (as from a beacon)
  6. the condition of being exposed to radiation
Similar Words: radiotherapy, radiation therapy, radiation, actinotherapy, beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light

 

Hyponyms: phototherapy, radium therapy, Curietherapy, X-ray therapy, heat ray, high beam, moonbeam, moon ray, moon-ray, sunbeam, sunray, laser beam, low beam

 

Derivational Morphology: irradiate, ray, shine, beam

 

 
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