- to raise the grade or level of (a river valley, a stream bed, etc.) by depositing detritus, sediment, or the like.
Origin of aggrade
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Its deposits tend to aggrade (build up) the flat which its meanderings develop.
In this way they aggrade each portion of it in turn by means of their shifting channels.The Elements of Geology
William Harmon Norton
- (tr) to build up the level of (any land surface) by the deposition of sedimentCompare degrade (def. 4)
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