corrugate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To contour into folds or parallel and alternating ridges and grooves.
    • To form or contour into lines and wrinkles or folds, or alternative ridges and grooves, as by drawing, contraction, pressure, flexing, or otherwise; to wrinkle; to purse up.
    • To profile into folds or synchronous and alternating ridges and grooves.
    • To form or profile into lines and wrinkles or folds, or alternate ridges and grooves, as by attracting, contraction, force, flexing, or perhaps; to wrinkle; to purse up.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To become formed into these types of folds or ridges and grooves: "Now the enormous sea . . . sensed the change. Its area rippled and corrugated where sweeping cloud shadows moved it” ( John Updike).
    • to be formed into these types of folds or ridges and grooves: "Now the immense sea . . . sensed the alteration. Its surface rippled and corrugated in which sweeping cloud shadows touched it” ( John Updike).
  • verb:
    • To wrinkle.
    • To fold into synchronous folds, grooves or ridges.
    • fold into ridges
    • To wrinkle.
    • To fold into synchronous folds, grooves or ridges.
    • fold into ridges
  • adjective:
    • Wrinkled; crumpled; furrowed; contracted into ridges and furrows.
    • Wrinkled; crumpled; furrowed; developed into ridges and furrows.
  • others:
    • To wrinkle; draw or contract into folds; pucker: because, to corrugate the skin; to corrugate metal plates for use in building.
    • Wrinkled; contracted; puckered.
    • In zoology and botany, having a wrinkled look: applied to a surface closely covered with parallel and usually curved or wavy razor-sharp ridges that are separated by deep and sometimes depressed outlines.
    • To wrinkle; draw or contract into folds; pucker: since, to corrugate your skin; to corrugate metal dishes for use in building.
    • Wrinkled; contracted; puckered.
    • In zoology and botany, having a wrinkled appearance: placed on a surface closely covered with parallel and generally curved or wavy razor-sharp ridges which are separated by deep and often depressed lines.

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