[ 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.
Words nearby corrugate
Origin of corrugate
OTHER WORDS FROM corrugatecor·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 forms of corrugatecorrugation, noun
Word Origin for corrugate
C18: from Latin corrūgāre, from rūga a wrinkle
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Medical definitions for corrugator
[ kôr′ə-gā′tər ]
A muscle that draws the skin together, causing it to wrinkle.
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