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  Words related to irradiation

Related / Similar Words: radiotherapy, radiation therapy, radiation, actinotherapy, beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light

 

Definition:
  • (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to radiation from a radioactive substance;
  • (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);
  • the condition of being exposed to radiation;

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    Hyponyms: phototherapy, radium therapy, Curietherapy, X-ray therapy, heat ray, high beam, moonbeam, moon ray, moon-ray, sunbeam, sunray, laser beam, low beam

     

    Derivational Morphology: irradiate, ray, shine, beam

     

     
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