verb ag·grade \ə-ˈgrād, a-\

Definition of aggrade


  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to fill with detrital material silt has aggraded the river bed and waterlogged it for a hundred miles — Erna Fergusson

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to build up by aggradation meltwater streams were aggrading beyond the moraines — R. J. Lougee

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Origin and Etymology of aggrade

ad- + -grade (as in 1degrade)

First Known Use: 1893

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capable of being understood in two ways

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