Aggrade
Aggrade Ag*grade", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aggraded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aggrading}.] (Phys. Geog.) To bring, or tend to bring, to a uniform grade, or slope, by addition of material; as, streams aggrade their beds by depositing sediment. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • aggrade — [ə grād′] vt. aggraded, aggrading [ AG (var. of AD ) + GRADE] to build up the level or slope of (a river bed, valley, etc.) by the deposit of sediment aggradation [ag΄rə dā′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • aggrade — aggradation /ag reuh day sheuhn/, n. aggradational, adj. /euh grayd /, v.t., aggraded, aggrading. Phys. Geog. to raise the grade or level of (a river valley, a stream bed, etc.) by depositing detritus, sediment, or the like. Cf. degrade. [1895… …   Universalium

  • aggrade — verb to raise the level of a river bed by the deposition of sediment …   Wiktionary

  • aggrade — ag·grade …   English syllables

  • aggrade — ag•grade [[t]əˈgreɪd[/t]] v. t. grad•ed, grad•ing geo to raise the grade or level of (a river valley, a stream bed, etc.) by depositing detritus, sediment, or the like Compare degrade • Etymology: 1895–1900 ag•gra•da•tion ˌæg rəˈdeɪ ʃən n. ag… …   From formal English to slang

  • aggrade — /əˈgreɪd/ (say uh grayd) verb (t) (aggraded, aggrading) to raise the grade or level of (a river valley, a stream bed, etc.), as by depositing detritus. {ag + grade (verb) –aggradation /ægrəˈdeɪʃən/ (say agruh dayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • aggrade — verb build up to a level by depositing sediment • Ant: ↑degrade • Hypernyms: ↑grade • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aggraded — Aggrade Ag*grade , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aggraded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aggrading}.] (Phys. Geog.) To bring, or tend to bring, to a uniform grade, or slope, by addition of material; as, streams aggrade their beds by depositing sediment. [Webster 1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aggrading — Aggrade Ag*grade , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aggraded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aggrading}.] (Phys. Geog.) To bring, or tend to bring, to a uniform grade, or slope, by addition of material; as, streams aggrade their beds by depositing sediment. [Webster 1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aggradire — ag·gra·dì·re v.tr. e intr. LE 1. v.tr., gradire, apprezzare 2. v.intr. (essere) spec. preceduto da particella pronom., essere gradito, piacere: quando servire al mio piacer v aggrade (Tasso); anche impers., se gli aggrade, se vuole, se gli fa… …   Dizionario italiano

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