- to draw or bend into folds or alternate furrows and ridges.
- to wrinkle, as the skin or face.
- Western U.S. to make irrigation ditches in (a field).
- to become corrugated; undergo corrugation.
- corrugated; wrinkled; furrowed.
Origin of corrugate
Examples from the Web for corrugated
The dugout was covered with semi-circular sheets of corrugated iron, forming a vaulted roof.
At the same time parts of the corrugated iron roof collapsed.
Since the Nehers departed, the school got a corrugated iron roof and there is now a real road into the town.We Built a School in Boko Haram’s Heartland
May 13, 2014
It ran into a corrugated tin sheet boundary and a large genip tree.Uncovering Jamaica’s Jewish Past
Debra A. Klein
December 1, 2013
There were trees and electrical poles strewn across the road and corrugated iron roofing that had been ripped off houses.Typhoon Haiyan Survivor Describes Utter Devastation in the Philippines
November 11, 2013
The corrugated dome of the Nissen hut was wavering and swaying.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
The transparency of this sentence is not unlike the transparency of corrugated glass.The Verbalist
Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
How long you been keepin' Corrugated stocks from goin' below par?
Manages to hang on with the Corrugated,230 though, don't he?
Say, Tuttle, you know you can't work any 'phony deal on the Corrugated.
- (usually tr) to fold or be folded into alternate furrows and ridges
- folded into furrows and ridges; wrinkled
Word Origin and History for corrugated
1620s, "wrinkled" (of skin, etc.), past participle adjective from corrugate. Meaning "bent into curves or folds" (of iron, cardboard, etc., for elasticity and strength) is from 1853.
1620s; implied earlier as a past participle adjective (early 15c.), from Latin corrugatus, past participle of corrugare "to wrinkle very much," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + rugare "to wrinkle," of unknown origin.