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I am wondering if there's a verb that means "pour water" such that I don't have to mention "water" and can just mention the thing I am pouring water onto as a direct object of the verb.

I am __ the flowers.

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Actually, using water seems most natural to me. Were you aware of this usage? Or, is there a reason you are rejecting this?

water
verb to pour water on to plants or the soil that they are growing in:
• I've asked my neighbor to water the plants while I'm away.
(Cambridge Dictionary)

Example:

I am watering the plants.

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    Irrigating is an alternative - generally used for gardens, crops, sports fields, golf courses etc rather than a few flowers, – Ronald Sole Aug 14 '20 at 9:17
  • @RonaldSole, You should write 'irrigate' as an answer. – Void Aug 14 '20 at 12:05
  • @Wistful Seriously? Is your comment a joke? I am irrigate the flowers? The comment section is not for jokes. You should not write that as the answer, Willgang. – EllieK Aug 14 '20 at 13:22
  • @EllieK, Not irrigating flowers but garden, crops etc. – Void Aug 14 '20 at 13:25
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Irrigating is an alternative - generally used for gardens, crops, sports fields, golf courses etc rather than a few flowers.

To water is generally taken to mean by hand, either with a hose or watering can.

To irrigate is generally understood to mean using an irrigation system of pipes, sprays, drips and the like.

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/irrigate

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