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1. Any of various machines equipped with scooping or suction devices and used to deepen harbors and waterways and in underwater mining.
2. Nautical A boat or barge equipped with a dredge.
3. An implement consisting of a net on a frame, used for gathering shellfish.
v. dredged, dredg·ing, dredg·es
1. To clean, deepen, or widen with a dredge.
2. To bring up with a dredge: dredged up the silt.
3. To come up with; unearth: dredged up bitter memories.
To use a dredge: dredging for alluvial gold.
[Middle English dreg- (in dreg-boat, boat for dredging); akin to ; akin to Old English dragan, to draw.]
tr.v. dredged, dredg·ing, dredg·es
To coat (food) by sprinkling with a powder, such as flour or sugar.
[From obsolete dredge, a sweetmeat, from Middle English dragge, from Old French dragie, alteration of Latin tragēmata, confectionary, from Greek, pl. of tragēma, sweetmeat; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Nautical Terms) the process of clearing a channel or harbour by using a dredge
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dredging1 [ˈdredʒɪŋ] N → dragado m, obras fpl de dragado
dredging2 [ˈdredʒɪŋ] N (Culin) → espolvoreado m
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dredging[ˈdrɛdʒɪŋ] n → dragaggio
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