cor·​ru·​gat·​ed | \ˈkȯr-ə-ˌgā-təd, ˈkär-\

Definition of corrugated 

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

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The paper and packaging firm is working to get the line that makes facing for corrugated cardboard back to full production by mid-November. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, "Stressed Southern Timber Growers Get Hit Again," 27 Oct. 2018 The roadside stall at Shene Estate in Tasmania looks straight out of a Mumford and Sons music video: wooden shed, corrugated iron roof, a bicycle leaning out front. Sarah Theeboom, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Next Country You Visit for Whisky? Australia," 16 Aug. 2018 But stickers were of no use on her swath of corrugated metal facing the Oculus. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "Bringing a 5Pointz Vibe to Lower Manhattan," 1 June 2018 Yet when the brick sheds with corrugated metal roofs at the Zennor Tradepark went up for sale, the buyer paid a higher multiple of the rents the property was generating than the investor who purchased the stores of Burlington Arcade. Fortune, "This Is London's Hottest Property — Thanks to Amazon," 13 July 2018 Like many other Bedouin encampments, residents of Khan al-Ahmar live in corrugated shacks or tents, often without electricity or running water, and raise livestock. Tia Goldenberg, Fox News, "UN concerned over expected demolition of West Bank village," 4 July 2018 But along the avenues are narrow streets leading into low-income neighborhoods of shacks with corrugated metal roofs, many built by refugees from the country’s 1980-1992 war. Washington Post, "Having being deported to Central America after fleeing gangs," 3 July 2018 Even so, it's nearly lost in the corrugated expanse of the Medusae Fossae Formation. NBC News, "Here's the scientific explanation for that 'alien spaceship' on Mars," 23 June 2018 To escape the blazing May heat, the crocs have dogpiled under the corrugated metal awnings sheltering a portion of each enclosure, forming abstract masses of scales, teeth, and tails. Shanna Baker, Smithsonian, "The Quest to Preserve the Last of Castro’s Crocodiles," 21 June 2018

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1590, in the meaning defined above

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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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