1. To throw rays of light upon; to illuminate; to brighten; to adorn with luster. Thy smile irradiates yon blue fields. (Sir W. Jones)
2. To enlighten intellectually; to illuminate; as, to irradiate the mind.
3. To animate by heat or light.
4. To radiate, shed, or diffuse. A splendid faade, . . . Irradiating hospitality. (H. James)
Origin: L. Irradiatus, p. P. Of irradiate. See in- in, and radiate.
to emit rays; to shine.
Origin: L. Irradiatus, p. P.