corrugate

  • 1 Corrugate — Cor ru*gate ( g?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corrugated} ( g? t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Corrugating} ( g? t?ng).] To form or shape into wrinkles or folds, or alternate ridges and grooves, as by drawing, contraction, pressure, bending, or otherwise; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Corrugate — Cor ru*gate (k?r r? g?t), a. [L. corrugatus, p. p. of corrugare; cor + rugare to wrinkle, ruga wrinkle; of uncertain origin.] Wrinkled; crumpled; furrowed; contracted into ridges and furrows. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 corrugate — 1620s (v.); implied earlier as a pp. adj. (early 15c.), from L. corrugatus, pp. of corrugare to wrinkle very much, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + rugare to wrinkle, of unknown origin …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 corrugate — ► VERB ▪ contract into wrinkles or folds. ORIGIN Latin corrugare to wrinkle …

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  • 5 corrugate — [kôr′ə gāt΄, kär′ə gāt΄] vt., vi. corrugated, corrugating [< L corrugatus, pp. of corrugare, to wrinkle < com , intens. + rugare, to wrinkle] to shape or contract into parallel grooves and ridges; make wrinkles in; furrow …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 corrugate — verb ( gated; gating) Etymology: Latin corrugatus, past participle of corrugare, from com + ruga wrinkle; probably akin to Lithuanian raukas wrinkle more at rough Date: 1620 transitive verb to form or shape into wrinkles or folds or into… …

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  • 7 corrugate — adj. [L. corrugare, to wrinkle] Wrinkled; contracted into alternate ridges and furrows …

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  • 8 corrugate — corrugated, adj. corrugator, n. v. /kawr euh gayt , kor /; adj. /kawr euh git, gayt , kor /, v., corrugated, corrugating, adj. v.t. 1. to draw or bend into folds or alternate furrows and ridges. 2. to wrinkle, as the skin or face. 3. Western U.S …

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  • 9 corrugate — verb a) To wrinkle b) to fold into parallel folds, grooves or ridges …

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  • 10 Corrugate — Гофрировать; сморщивать, образовывать складки, образовывать рифли; делать волнистым …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 11 corrugate — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. furrow, wrinkle, groove. See roughness …

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  • 12 corrugate — cor·ru·gate || kÉ’rÊŠgeɪt v. form corresponding ridges or wrinkles (in paper, cardboard, earth, etc.); become corrugated …

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  • 13 corrugate — [ kɒrʊgeɪt] verb contract into wrinkles or folds. Origin ME: from L. corrugat , corrugare to wrinkle , from cor (expressing intensive force) + rugare (from ruga a wrinkle ) …

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  • 14 corrugate — v. a. Wrinkle, cockle, pucker, contract into wrinkles …

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  • 15 corrugate — v 1. furrow, groove, ridge, flute, striate; crease, seam, pleat, plicate, plait; wrinkle, crinkle, knit, pucker, cockle, ruffle, rumple. adj 2. furrowed, grooved, ridged, corrugated, fluted, wrinkled, creased …

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  • 16 corrugate — cor·ru·gate …

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  • 17 corrugate — cor•ru•gate v. [[t]ˈkɔr əˌgeɪt, ˈkɒr [/t]] adj. [[t] gɪt, ˌgeɪt[/t]] v. gat•ed, gat•ing, adj. 1) to draw or bend into folds or alternate furrows and ridges; wrinkle 2) to become corrugated; undergo corrugation 3) corrugated; wrinkled; furrowed •… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 corrugate — verb (corrugated, corrugating) –verb (t) /ˈkɒrəgeɪt / (say koruhgayt) 1. to draw or bend into folds or alternate furrows and ridges. –verb (i) /ˈkɒrəgeɪt / (say koruhgayt) 2. to wrinkle, as the skin, etc. –adjective /ˈkɒrəgeɪt / (say koruhgayt),… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 corrugate — v. 1 tr. (esp. as corrugated adj.) form into alternate ridges and grooves, esp. to strengthen (corrugated iron; corrugated paper). 2 tr. & intr. contract into wrinkles or folds. Derivatives: corrugation n. Etymology: L corrugare (as COM , rugare… …

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  • 20 corrugate and corrugated cardboard —    or corrugated board    To corrugate is to shape into undulating folds: parallel or alternating ridges and grooves. Corrugated cardboard is a common contemporary material in packaging, especially for boxes and cartons. It is usually made of… …

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