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with object And without object. Of a river, current, or other agency: to build up (a valley, plain, etc.) by deposition of detrital material. Contrasted with "degrade".
Late 19th century. From classical Latin ag-, variant (before g) of ad- ad- + grade, after degrade.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.