corrugated 1620s, "wrinkled" (of skin, etc.), pp. adj. from CORRUGATE (Cf. corrugate). Meaning "bent into curves or folds" (of iron, cardboard, etc., for elasticity and strength) is from 1853.

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  • corrugated — adj. shaped into parallel folds alternately grooved and ridged; as, the surface of the ocean was rippled and corrugated. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corrugated — [adj] ridged, grooved channelled, creased, crinkled, crumpled, flexed, fluted, folded, furrowed, puckered, roughened, rumpled, wrinkled; concepts 485,606 Ant. flat, smooth …   New thesaurus

  • Corrugated — The term corrugated, describing a series of parallel ridges and furrows, may refer to the following: Corrugated fiberboard also called corrugated cardboard Corrugated galvanised iron Corrugated plastic Corrugated Frog See also Corrugator… …   Wikipedia

  • Corrugated — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corrugated — adjective Date: 1590 having corrugations < corrugated paper >; also made of corrugated material (as cardboard) < corrugated boxes > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • corrugated — cor|ru|gat|ed [ kɔrə,geıtəd ] adjective corrugated materials have been shaped into parallel folds: a corrugated tin roof corrugated cardboard …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • corrugated — UK [ˈkɒrəˌɡeɪtɪd] / US [ˈkɔrəˌɡeɪtəd] adjective corrugated materials have been shaped into parallel folds a corrugated iron roof corrugated cardboard …   English dictionary

  • corrugated — [[t]kɒ̱rəgeɪtɪd, AM kɔ͟ːr [/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Corrugated metal or cardboard has been folded into a series of small parallel folds to make it stronger. ...a hut with a corrugated iron roof …   English dictionary

  • corrugated — adjective in the shape of waves or folds, or made like this in order to give something strength: corrugated cardboard | corrugated iron corrugation noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • corrugated — adj. Corrugated is used with these nouns: ↑cardboard, ↑iron, ↑metal …   Collocations dictionary

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