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exsert

[ ek-surt ]
/ ɛkˈsɜrt /
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verb (used with object)
to thrust out.
adjective
thrust out; exserted.
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Origin of exsert

1655–65; <Latin exsertus stretched out, put forth, variant of exertus;see exert

OTHER WORDS FROM exsert

ex·ser·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exsert

exsert
/ (ɛkˈsɜːt) /

verb
(tr) to thrust out; protrude
adjective Also: exserted
protruded, stretched out, or (esp of stamens) projecting beyond the corolla of a flower

Derived forms of exsert

exsertion, nounexsertile (ɛkˈsɜːtaɪl), adjective

Word Origin for exsert

C19: from Latin exserere to thrust out; see exert
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