[ ek-surt ]
/ ɛkˈsɜrt /
verb (used with object)
to thrust out.
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 exsertex·ser·tion, noun
Words nearby exsert
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Example sentences from the Web for exsertion
Exsertion: a protrusion: an extension of a line or other ornamentation beyond its ordinary course.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for exsertion
/ (ɛkˈsɜːt) /
(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 exsertexsertion, nounexsertile (ɛkˈsɜːtaɪl), adjective
Word Origin for exsert
C19: from Latin exserere to thrust out; see exert
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