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[ik-strood] /ɪkˈstrud/
verb (used with object), extruded, extruding.
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.
verb (used without object), extruded, extruding.
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
Related forms
extruder, noun
[ik-stroo-suh-buh l, -zuh-] /ɪkˈstru sə bəl, -zə-/ (Show IPA),
extrudable, adjective
unextruded, adjective Unabridged
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  • Healing does not take place until the sequestrum is extruded or removed by operation.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Well, when the time came for the lens to be extruded, it would not budge!

  • May it not be a mere fanciful speculation, to be extruded from physics as soon as possible?

    The Ether of Space Oliver Lodge
  • In the common toad as many as 7000 eggs may be extruded at a time.

  • Masses of molten granite were extruded from beneath the earth's surface through the sedimentary deposit.

    Kashmir Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
  • It also extruded itself into fine, wire-like strands on a moving object.

    Tangle Hold F. L. Wallace
  • So he kept Louis, the dethroned and extruded prince, close beside him.

    Joan of the Sword Hand S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
  • This disintegration may be due to a process of autolysis, which sets in only after the egg has extruded the two polar bodies.

  • He may even buy a mansion with an incredibly small outlay, and, when once in it, will not easily allow himself to be extruded.

British Dictionary definitions for extruded


(transitive) to squeeze or force out
(transitive) to produce (moulded sections of plastic, metal, etc) by ejection under pressure through a suitably shaped nozzle or die
(transitive) to chop up or pulverize (an item of food) and re-form it to look like a whole: a factory-made rod of extruded egg
a less common word for protrude
Derived Forms
extruded, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin extrūdere to thrust out, from trūdere to push, thrust
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Word Origin and History for extruded



1560s, from Latin extrudere "to thrust out, drive away," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + trudere "to thrust" (see extrusion). Related: Extruded; extruding.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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extruded in Medicine

extrude ex·trude (ĭk-strōōd')
v. ex·trud·ed, ex·trud·ing, ex·trudes

  1. To thrust, force, or press out.

  2. To protrude or project.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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