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[kawr-uh-gey-shuh n, kor-]
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  1. the act or state of corrugating or of being corrugated.
  2. a wrinkle; fold; furrow; ridge.
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Origin of corrugation

1520–30; < Medieval Latin corrūgātiōn- (stem of corrūgātiō) a wrinkling. See corrugate, -ion
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Related Words for corrugation

ridge, crease, fold, wrinkle, channel, furrow

Examples from the Web for corrugation

Historical Examples of corrugation

  • Nor can I imagine now what I may have meant by the "corrugation" on a dish.

    Mohave Pottery

    Alfred L. Kroeber

  • It must be freely lubricated by ways leading to each collar or corrugation, and so situated that it is accessible for examination.

  • He perspired violently; the whole of his scalp twitched with the corrugation of his brows.

    Back o' the Moon

    Oliver Onions

  • During this energetic action the whole fabric is kept in a state of corrugation, and to such extent is rigid.

  • Small cooking bowl, remarkable for corrugation representing the rising of the boiling waters of a flood.

Word Origin and History for corrugation


1520s, from Latin *corrugationem, noun of action from past participle stem of corrugare (see corrugate).

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