- 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 extrude
But he was not so absorbed in his self and his purpose as to extrude all thoughts of those who were dear to him.Cleo The Magnificent
He notes the familiar fact that the vine-stump absorbed water before it began to extrude it.
When does one and the same mirror seem now to withdraw the image into its depths, now to extrude it forth to view?The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura
The pieces of cotton cloth are then carefully pressed to extrude the oil.
Pupipara: a series of Diptera, in which the females do not extrude the young until they have reached the stage ready to pupate.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- (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 extrude
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To thrust, force, or press out.
- To protrude or project.
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