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verb (used with object), de·trud·ed, de·trud·ing.
  1. to thrust out or away.
  2. to thrust or force down.
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Origin of detrude

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin dētrūdere to thrust down, drive away, equivalent to dē- de- + trūdere to thrust, drive, force
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British Dictionary definitions for detrude


  1. (tr) to force down or thrust away or out
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Derived Formsdetrusion (dɪˈtruːʒən), noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin dētrūdere to push away, from de- + trūdere to thrust
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