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ag·grade

 (ə-grād′)
tr.v. ag·grad·ed, ag·grad·ing, ag·grades
To fill and raise the level of (the bed of a stream) by deposition of sediment.

ag′gra·da′tion (ăg′rə-dā′shən) n.
ag′gra·da′tion·al adj.

aggrade

(əˈɡreɪd)
vb
(Geological Science) (tr) to build up the level of (any land surface) by the deposition of sediment. Compare degrade4
aggradation n

ag•grade

(əˈgreɪd)

v.t. -grad•ed, -grad•ing.
to raise the grade or level of (a river valley, a stream bed, etc.) by depositing detritus, sediment, or the like. Compare degrade.
[1895–1900]
ag•gra•da•tion (ˌæg rəˈdeɪ ʃən) n.
ag`gra•da′tion•al, adj.

aggrade


Past participle: aggraded
Gerund: aggrading

Imperative
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am aggrading
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Present Perfect
I have aggraded
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Past Continuous
I was aggrading
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Past Perfect
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Future
I will aggrade
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Future Perfect
I will have aggraded
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Future Continuous
I will be aggrading
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been aggrading
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Conditional
I would aggrade
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.aggrade - build up to a level by depositing sedimentaggrade - build up to a level by depositing sediment
grade - level to the right gradient
degrade - reduce the level of land, as by erosion
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