[eer-ah] /ˈɪər ɑ/
the Akkadian god of pestilence.
[ih-rey-dee-uh ns] /ɪˈreɪ di əns/ noun, Physics. 1. incident flux of radiant energy per unit area. /ɪˈreɪdɪəns/ noun 1. the radiant flux incident on unit area of a surface. It is measured in watts per square metre Ee Also called irradiation Compare illuminance adj. 1660s, from irradiant (1520s), from Latin irradiantem (nominative irradians), present participle […]
[ih-rey-dee-uh nt] /ɪˈreɪ di ənt/ adjective 1. irradiating; radiant; shining. /ɪˈreɪdɪənt/ adjective 1. radiating light; shining brightly
[verb ih-rey-dee-eyt; adjective ih-rey-dee-it, -eyt] /verb ɪˈreɪ diˌeɪt; adjective ɪˈreɪ di ɪt, -ˌeɪt/ verb (used with object), irradiated, irradiating. 1. to shed rays of light upon; illuminate. 2. to illumine intellectually or spiritually. 3. to brighten as if with light. 4. to radiate (light, illumination, etc.). 5. to heat with radiant energy. 6. to treat […]
[ih-rey-dee-ey-shuh n] /ɪˌreɪ diˈeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being . 3. intellectual or spiritual enlightenment. 4. a ray of light; beam. 5. Optics. the apparent enlargement of an object when seen against a dark background. 6. the use of x-rays or other forms of radiation for the treatment […]