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 Her corrugated cardboard and paper creations arouse one’s curiosity and interest without the need for upkeep., "Summer comes alive through cardboard and paper: Olmsted Dates and Data," 23 Aug. 2019 Choose a sturdy, corrugated cardboard box rather than thin cardboard like a cereal box. Patricia S York, Southern Living, "How To Turn a Cardboard Box into a Garden Planter," 1 Apr. 2020 The couple had been serving in a remote village of 300 called Kayere Hal, in a compound with a family of 30 – concrete with a corrugated tin roof, spotty electricity and running water, and sketchy cell service. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Evacuated from poorest corners of globe, Peace Corps Volunteers return to America remade by pandemic," 26 Mar. 2020 Their shacks sat clustered together on the near-vertical hillsides in jumbled mosaics of tarpaulin and corrugated sheet metal. Tommy Trenchard, Harper's magazine, "Oceans Apart," 6 Jan. 2020 Their corrugated aluminum roof was rusting through, even as their concrete floor was spotless. Peter S. Goodman, New York Times, "Philippine Peasants Were Promised Land. Staking a Claim Can Be Deadly.," 27 Dec. 2019 There are cushy, curved booths tricked out in nautical bands of white and blue; corrugated metal walls sport sepia images of sport-fishing along the upper Texas coast in the 1950s and vintage signs from Goode’s treasure trove of Texicana. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "New Goode Co. Seafood opens on Katy Freeway," 5 Nov. 2019 The building’s largely unblemished cinder block walls are strong and practical, while its corrugated metal roof gives it a vaguely Chinese feel. Alfred Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Chasing the American dream: I found my grandpa's slice of the Old West in the Philippines," 2 Dec. 2019 The corrugated slopes, sheeted in mist, are clogged with jungle undergrowth and greased with mud. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Living tree bridges in India stand strong for hundreds of years," 11 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of corrugated

1590, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2020

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“Corrugated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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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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