aggrade

[uh-greyd]
verb (used with object), aggraded, aggrading. Physical Geography.
to raise the grade or level of (a river valley, a stream bed, etc.) by depositing detritus, sediment, or the like.
Compare degrade.


Origin:
1895–1900; ag- + grade

aggradation [ag-ruh-dey-shuhn] , noun
aggradational, adjective
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aggrade (əˈɡreɪd)
 
vb
(tr) Compare degrade to build up the level of (any land surface) by the deposition of sediment
 
aggradation
 
n

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Example sentences
As more water was applied to the land, and because the riverbed continued to aggrade, drainage became an acute problem.
The stream also begins to aggrade, or fill in, with sediment from eroding channel sections upstream.
Marls aggrade behind travertine and tufa structures.
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