[ verb kawr-uh-geyt, kor-; adjective kawr-uh-git, -geyt, kor- ]
/ verb ˈkɔr əˌgeɪt, ˈkɒr-; adjective ˈkɔr ə gɪt, -ˌgeɪt, ˈkɒr- /
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.
corrugated; wrinkled; furrowed.
Origin of corrugate
Related formscor·ru·gat·ed, adjectivecor·ru·ga·tor, nounun·cor·ru·gat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for corrugator (1 of 2)
/ (ˈkɒrʊˌɡeɪtə) /
a muscle whose contraction causes wrinkling of the brow
British Dictionary definitions for corrugator (2 of 2)
(usually tr) to fold or be folded into alternate furrows and ridges
adjective (ˈkɒrʊɡɪt, -ˌɡeɪt)
folded into furrows and ridges; wrinkled
Derived Formscorrugation, noun
Word Origin for corrugate
C18: from Latin corrūgāre, from rūga a wrinkle
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Word Origin and History for corrugator
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Medicine definitions for corrugator
[ kôr′ə-gā′tər ]
A muscle that draws the skin together, causing it to wrinkle.
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