- to thrust out; force or press out; expel: to extrude molten rock.
- to form (metal, plastic, etc.) with a desired cross section by forcing it through a die.
- to protrude.
- to be extruded: This metal extrudes easily.
Origin of extrude
1560–70; < Latin extrūdere to thrust out, drive out, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + trūdere to thrust, push
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Examples from the Web for extruded
Like anything Parisian, there are knockoffs, and cheap ones at that: extruded bits of processed, salt-doped, luridly pink ham.Easter's Top Five Hams
March 30, 2010
We tried plastics; they bubbled, melted, extruded, or burned.Double or Nothing
Well, when the time came for the lens to be extruded, it would not budge!Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia
M. E. Hume-Griffith
In the common toad as many as 7000 eggs may be extruded at a time.
It also extruded itself into fine, wire-like strands on a moving object.Tangle Hold
F. L. Wallace
She would have kissed myself and Ford if we had not extruded elbows.The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories
E. M. Forster
- (tr) to squeeze or force out
- (tr) to produce (moulded sections of plastic, metal, etc) by ejection under pressure through a suitably shaped nozzle or die
- (tr) to chop up or pulverize (an item of food) and re-form it to look like a wholea factory-made rod of extruded egg
- a less common word for protrude
C16: from Latin extrūdere to thrust out, from trūdere to push, thrust
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Word Origin and History for extruded
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To thrust, force, or press out.
- To protrude or project.
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