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noun [uncountable]     irradiation pronunciation in American English
/ɪˌreɪdiˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
  1. 1
    science the process of treating food with radiation in order to kill bacteria and make the food stay fresh longer
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    medical the use of radiation to help to treat injury or disease, for example x-rays, gamma rays or neutrons
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