cor·​ru·​ga·​tion | \ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈgā-shən How to pronounce corrugation (audio) , ˌkär- \

Definition of corrugation

1 : the act of corrugating
2 : a ridge or groove of a surface that has been corrugated

Examples of corrugation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The roads up the stunning forested mountains that once thundered with the extraction of coal now lie quiet, cracked to the point of corrugation. The Economist, "Poverty in America The best way to eradicate poverty in America is to focus on children," 25 Sep. 2019 Since then, this disturbance has wound up ever tighter, creating a three-meter-high spiral corrugation pattern in the rings. Carolyn Porco, Scientific American, "Cassini at Saturn: A Retrospective," 1 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of corrugation

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Corrugation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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