Adjective "Dredged" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Clear the bed of (a harbour, river, or other area of water) by scooping out mud, weeds, and rubbish with a dredge.
  1. 'the dredging and deepening of the canal'
  2. 'A deep water basin will be dredged in the Thames to ensure vessels do not ground at low tide and the new jetty will be extended forward by about ten metres.'
  3. 'He added: ‘If everything goes ahead as planned, we will dredge, maintain and deepen the harbour.’'
  4. 'If more effort were put into ensuring rivers and watercourses were properly dredged and cleared of weed and vegetation, it may have helped to contain the water, he said.'
  5. 'York resident David Harrison said the agency should be spending its time dredging rivers rather than producing ‘poor quality’ calendars.'
  6. 'Some people have suggested that to alleviate flooding the river should be dredged.'
  7. 'They have even begun dredging rivers to remove the dumped bodies of cars.'
  8. 'The harbour is to be dredged, and a pontoon will be built across the middle, the better to accommodate sailing cruisers.'
  9. 'At a cost of $133 million, the harbour was dredged and a dock constructed, abandoned oil wells were plugged and petroleum infrastructure relocated.'
  10. 'He pointed out that the Ministry of Defence was only surveying and investigating what might happen if the approaches to the harbour were dredged.'
  11. 'They should not have waited so long when the rainy season is upon us to dredge rivers and prepare for flooding.'
  12. no object 'they start to dredge for oysters in November'
  13. 'As such, there is limited information on this topic, although as noted, most recreational fishers dive rather than dredge for scallops.'
  14. 'Well, that memory was dredged up from the past when I saw this picture of her.'
  15. 'The other issues were dredged up later, presumably to incite a better flow of signatories and to bring the tabloid press into the fray.'
  16. 'These half-memories have been dredged up from the back of my mind, but it's something that I've been meaning to write about for years, so I'd love to know what you think.'
  17. 'Old grudges have been dredged up to justify this descent into pettiness.'
  18. 'After all, I'd left organized guilt behind me; it would be harmful to dredge it up and attach it to my new beliefs.'
  19. 'However, I have a sneaking suspicion that Amanda would be happier if we could all just forget about the incident, so I shan't dredge it up again here.'
  20. 'Yes, I've already written about this before, but sometimes something irks me enough to dredge it up again.'
  21. 'Panic threatened to surge as childhood memories of many a waterless day were dredged up.'
  22. 'I'm not sure how I came upon it, but most likely had dredged it up from a half-remembered movie or television show.'
  23. 'Not only does the case drag on for at least 18 months, all sort of extraneous material about their lives are dredged up and some people find this too much,’ said Kealey.'


An apparatus for bringing up objects or mud from a river or seabed by scooping or dragging.
  1. 'The dredge returned from 1,600 meters under the sea filled with live mussels and fresh sulfide minerals.'
  2. 'She could spend a morning describing how the Army Corps of Engineers, with massive dredges, keeps the rivers flowing along the paths shown on maps.'
  3. 'Steam driven clamshel dredges finished the last in 1930.'
  4. 'At 4 A.M., they deployed the dredge in the hope of getting something before the weather got too bad but had to pull it up before it passed 1,300 fathoms.'
  5. 'Around 1976, a dredge was brought in to deepen the harbor.'
  6. 'He said a dredge is being used to bring up wreckage submerged under 11m of water.'
  7. 'Scallop, oyster and crab dredges consist of steel frames and chain-mesh bags that plow through the seabed to sift out target species.'
  8. 'An oyster dredge - basically a flat, steel basket about one yard wide - is dragged along the bottom to harvest the oysters.'
  9. 'These employees, like the rest of the on-shore mining personnel, worked long shifts, the dredges being lit up at night with high wattage floodlights.'
  10. 'The sludge from the bottom of the swamp that the dredge hauls up dripping and oozing at least has substance: you can dry it out, look at it through a microscope, describe it, or flush it down the toilet.'


Sprinkle (food) with a powdered substance such as flour or sugar.
  1. 'Season sweetbreads with salt and pepper and dredge in flour.'
  2. 'Dredge all vegetables and seafood in flour and pat off excess, then dredge all but the peppers in batter.'
  3. 'Roll potato into one-and-a-half-inch balls, dredge in flour, then in the other beaten egg, then in crumbs.'
  4. 'Season the catfish and dredge in flour, patting off any excess.'
  5. 'Stuff the zucchini blossoms with mixture and dredge in flour, egg wash and panko; repeat process.'
  6. 'Cut chicken into 1/2 inch pieces and dredge in all-purpose flour.'
  7. 'Season the fillets with salt and pepper, and dredge them lightly in flour shaking off the excess.'

More definitions


1. Also called dredging machine. any of various powerful machines for dredging up or removing earth, as from the bottom of a river, by means of a scoop, a series of buckets, a suction pipe, or the like.

2. a barge on which such a machine is mounted.

3. a dragnet or other contrivance for gathering material or objects from the bottom of a river, bay, etc.

verb (used with object), dredged, dredging.

4. to clear out with a dredge; remove sand, silt, mud, etc., from the bottom of.

5. to

More examples(as adjective)

"materials can be dredged."

"sediments can be dredged."

"outs can be dredged."

"muds can be dredged."

"spoils can be dredged."

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(dredge)Late 16th century: from obsolete dredge ‘sweetmeat, mixture of spices’, from Old French dragie, perhaps via Latin from Greek tragēmata ‘spices’. Compare with dragée.