cor·​ru·​gat·​ed | \ ˈkȯr-ə-ˌgā-təd How to pronounce corrugated (audio) , ˈkär- \

Definition of corrugated

: having corrugations corrugated paper also : made of corrugated material (such as cardboard) corrugated boxes

Examples of corrugated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As rings radiated outward from the bobber, the pond's surface took on a corrugated appearance. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Sometimes catching a 5-inch bluegill is a bigger deal than it normally seems," 25 Apr. 2021 Nunsury is little more than a riverside cluster of simple, single-story homes, some built of bricks, others of bamboo, most roofed with corrugated steel. Eric Bellman, WSJ, "A Covid-19 Vaccine’s 1,500-Mile Journey Through India," 25 Apr. 2021 For birthdays, the gigatacos becomes a cake, candles staked into its floury, corrugated expanses like flags on the surface of the moon. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, "The Unlikely Rise of the French Tacos," 12 Apr. 2021 People overflow from thin, corrugated metal houses, stacked on top of each other like matchboxes, onto crowded, mostly unpaved lanes strung with loose electrical wire. Emily Schmall, New York Times, "India Battles a Second Covid-19 Wave and Vaccine Skepticism," 21 Mar. 2021 While the trend was first fashioned out of corrugated iron sheets, they were eventually constructed out of tin—not to mention mass-produced. Kelsey Mulvey, Southern Living, "25 Vintage Peel and Stick Wallpaper That’ll Wow Your Walls," 9 Mar. 2021 There are two corrugated, plastic poster boards included that are easy to change. Chris Hachey, BGR, "Best Sidewalk Sign," 1 Mar. 2021 The column of wailing sirens and lights threaded down Alafaya Trail along multiple subdivisions, pulling up to the brick and corrugated-metal plant complex behind Engine 85, which had arrived 11 minutes after the start of the 911 call. Kevin Spear,, "Inside a power-plant blaze: everybody had trained for it, nobody got hurt, still intense and scary," 19 Feb. 2021 While part of the area is dotted with brick-and-mortar houses, at least half of the people there live under corrugated roofs and tarpaulin, which is also used instead of glass windows. New York Times, "In Poor Madrid Neighborhood, Biggest Snowfall in Half Century Deepens Misery," 25 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of corrugated

1590, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of corrugated was in 1590

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2 May 2021

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“Corrugated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of corrugated

: having a wavy surface


cor·​ru·​gat·​ed | \ ˈkȯr-ə-ˌgā-təd \

Kids Definition of corrugated

: having a wavy surface corrugated tin a corrugated roof

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