- 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
Related Words for corrugatescrunch, rumple, pucker, crease, crumple, crinkle, wrinkle, pleat, curl, crimp, knit, bend, tuck, crisp, compress, gather, purse, twist, ruck, seam
Examples from the Web for corrugate
Historical Examples of corrugate
Flutes, 72 four inches deep, corrugate the beast's underpart from tail to neck.Seven Legs Across the Seas
However, "broad-browed Verulam," let not that brow's breadth cloud or corrugate in vexation at my persiflage.
Yet we had watched his smooth brow furrow and corrugate as under some carking care or devouring sorrow.Moon-Face and Other Stories
- (usually tr) to fold or be folded into alternate furrows and ridges
- folded into furrows and ridges; wrinkled
Word Origin for corrugate
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.