Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To shape into folds or parallel and alternating ridges and grooves.
  • intransitive verb To become shaped into such folds or ridges and grooves.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To wrinkle; draw or contract into folds; pucker: as, to corrugate the skin; to corrugate iron plates for use in building.
  • Wrinkled; contracted; puckered.
  • In zoology and botany, having a wrinkled appearance: applied to a surface closely covered with parallel and generally curved or wavy sharp ridges which are separated by deep and often depressed lines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Wrinkled; crumpled; furrowed; contracted into ridges and furrows.
  • transitive verb To form or shape into wrinkles or folds, or alternate ridges and grooves, as by drawing, contraction, pressure, bending, or otherwise; to wrinkle; to purse up.
  • transitive verb sheet iron bent into a series of alternate ridges and grooves in parallel lines, giving it greater stiffness.
  • transitive verb a thick, coarse paper corrugated in order to give it elasticity. It is used as a wrapping material for fragile articles, as bottles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb of the skin To wrinkle.
  • verb To fold into parallel folds, grooves or ridges.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb fold into ridges

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin corrūgāre, corrūgāt-, to wrinkle up : com-, com- + rūgāre, to wrinkle (from rūga, wrinkle).]

Examples

  • Yet we had watched his smooth brow furrow and corrugate as under some carking care or devouring sorrow.

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  • Over the next four years, these packaging improvements will reduce desktop and laptop packaging materials by approximately 10 percent worldwide, increase sustainable content in cushioning and corrugate packaging by

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  • Over the next four years, these packaging improvements will reduce desktop and laptop packaging materials by approximately 10 percent worldwide, increase sustainable content in cushioning and corrugate packaging by

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  • Aquafina is also driving additional environmental benefits by producing the bottle at purification centers where filling occurs and by eliminating cardboard base pads from 24-packs, which will contribute to saving 20 million pounds of corrugate by 2010.

    Aquafina Lauches new Eco-Fina Bottle

  • The company offers direct-to-destination shipping of these luggage boxes (which come in small and large sizes), has "a sturdy handle for easy carrying," and is made of recyclable corrugate.

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  • Gene Prince, interim chief of Gainesville Fire Rescue, told The Gainesville Sun that he informed the church on Tuesday (Aug. 17) that the protest violates local fire-prevention laws, which include rules against burning corrugate cardboard or office paper, which includes books.

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  • Gene Prince, interim chief of Gainesville Fire Rescue, told The Gainesville Sun that he informed the church on Tuesday (Aug. 17) that the protest violates local fire-prevention laws, which include rules against burning corrugate cardboard or office paper, which includes books.

    Quran-Burning Church Vows To Proceed Without Fire Permit

  • For example, Dell, a Think Green Alliance member, just announced that they are implementing a plan to reduce their desktop and laptop packaging materials by approximately 10 percent worldwide and increase sustainable content in cushioning and corrugate packaging by 40 percent and ensure that 75 percent of packaging materials are curbside recyclable by 2012.

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  • In the last month or two, corrugate prices have risen about 8%.

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  • My favorite accessory was the Barbie Dream House, a clever crib of creased corrugate, that came as a handy suitcase-size rectangle and unfolded into four furnished rooms.

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