Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun irradiation

6 senses of irradiation

Sense 1
irradiation -- (the condition of being exposed to radiation)
       => condition, status -- (a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations")

Sense 2
beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation -- (a column of light (as from a beacon))
       => light, visible light, visible radiation -- ((physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window")

Sense 3
irradiation -- ((physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex)
       => spread, spreading -- (process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space)

Sense 4
irradiation -- (the apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background)
       => illusion, semblance -- (an erroneous mental representation)

Sense 5
irradiation -- ((Pavolvian conditioning) the elicitation of a conditioned response by stimulation similar but not identical to the original stimulus)
       => generalization, generalisation, stimulus generalization, stimulus generalisation -- ((psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus)

Sense 6
radiotherapy, radiation therapy, radiation, actinotherapy, irradiation -- ((medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance)
       => therapy -- ((medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief")

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