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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ir·ra·di·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Irradiated p. pr. & vb. n. Irradiating ]
 1. To throw rays of light upon; to illuminate; to brighten; to adorn with luster.
    Thy smile irradiates yon blue fields.   --Sir W. Jones.
 2. To enlighten intellectually; to illuminate; as, to irradiate the mind.
 3. To animate by heat or light.
 4. To radiate, shed, or diffuse.
    A splendid façade, . . . irradiating hospitality.   --H. James.