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corrugate

[ verb kawr-uh-geyt, kor-; adjective kawr-uh-git, -geyt, kor- ]
/ verb ˈkɔr əˌgeɪt, ˈkɒr-; adjective ˈkɔr ə gɪt, -ˌgeɪt, ˈkɒr- /
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verb (used with object), cor·ru·gat·ed, cor·ru·gat·ing.
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).
verb (used without object), cor·ru·gat·ed, cor·ru·gat·ing.
to become corrugated; undergo corrugation.
adjective
corrugated; wrinkled; furrowed.
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Origin of corrugate

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Latin corrūgātus, past participle of corrūgāre, equivalent to cor- “with, together” + rūg(āre) “to wrinkle” + -ātus past participle suffix; see cor-, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM corrugate

cor·ru·gat·ed, adjectivecor·ru·ga·tor, nounun·cor·ru·gat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for corrugate

corrugate

verb (ˈkɒrʊˌɡeɪt)
(usually tr) to fold or be folded into alternate furrows and ridges
adjective (ˈkɒrʊɡɪt, -ˌɡeɪt)
folded into furrows and ridges; wrinkled

Derived forms of corrugate

corrugation, noun

Word Origin for corrugate

C18: from Latin corrūgāre, from rūga a wrinkle
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