cor·​ru·​gat·​ed ˈkȯr-ə-ˌgā-təd How to pronounce corrugated (audio)
: 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 Makeshift services have popped up in the camp — a barber shop, churches, a school — making for a corrugated metal world that some people scarcely ever leave. Chico Harlan, Washington Post, 4 Feb. 2023 Ocean Canda’s tall, boxy structure, framed with exposed logs and a corrugated tin roof, feels more beachfront shack than ritzy club. John Eligon, New York Times, 8 Jan. 2023 To a significant extent, the plant openings represent the widespread belief that demand for corrugated packaging will continue to swell, even as major retailers test out reduction and right-sizing initiatives. Matthew Shaer, New York Times, 28 Nov. 2022 To my child’s mind, these yards seemed always hidden, like this one, behind thorn-like trees and corrugated-iron fences or cinder-block walls. Ishion Hutchinson, The New Yorker, 5 Nov. 2022 The owners of A Bus Called Rio turned a vintage olive oil crate into a wood storage bin, and used inexpensive corrugated metal to both protect the walls from excess heat and reflect it into their small living space. Christine Lennon, Sunset Magazine, 25 Oct. 2022 But some people have used the profits from their vanilla plantations to buy cement and corrugated iron to reinforce their homes. Lynsey Chutel Joao Silva, New York Times, 16 Nov. 2022 Note also that the frame is assembled with corrugated fasteners. David M. Swartwout, Popular Mechanics, 11 Nov. 2022 The Riverkeeper also documented black corrugated pipes that were discharging into creek tributaries surrounding the treatment lagoon and sprayfield. Dennis Pillion |, al, 2 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corrugated was in 1590

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“Corrugated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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