Dictionary Results for irradiation


1. irradiation - noun

· the condition of being exposed to radiation

Hypernym(s): condition, status




2. irradiation - noun

· a column of light (as from a beacon)

Synonym(s): beam, beam_of_light, light_beam, ray, ray_of_light, shaft, shaft_of_light

Hypernym(s): light, visible_light, visible_radiation




3. irradiation - noun

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

Hypernym(s): spread, spreading




4. irradiation - noun

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

Hypernym(s): illusion, semblance




5. irradiation - noun

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

Hypernym(s): generalization, generalisation, stimulus_generalization, stimulus_generalisation




6. irradiation - noun

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

Synonym(s): radiotherapy, radiation_therapy, radiation, actinotherapy

Hypernym(s): therapy





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