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aggrade

[uh-greyd] /əˈgreɪd/
verb (used with object), aggraded, aggrading. Physical Geography
1.
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
1895-1900; ag- + grade
Related forms
aggradation
[ag-ruh-dey-shuh n] /ˌæg rəˈdeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
aggradational, adjective
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aggrade

/əˈɡreɪd/
verb
1.
(transitive) to build up the level of (any land surface) by the deposition of sediment Compare degrade (sense 4)
Derived Forms
aggradation (ˌæɡrəˈdeɪʃən) noun
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