Meaning of 'irradiation'

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Meaning of ‘irradiation’

6 definitions found.



(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance

Synonyms: radiotherapy


(Pavolvian conditioning) the elicitation of a conditioned response by stimulation similar but not identical to the original stimulus


the apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background


(physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex


a column of light (as from a beacon)

Synonyms: ray shaft beam beam of light light beam ray of light shaft of light


the condition of being exposed to radiation

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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