extrude

[ ik-strood ]
/ ɪkˈstrud /

verb (used with object), ex·trud·ed, ex·trud·ing.

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), ex·trud·ed, ex·trud·ing.

to protrude.
to be extruded: This metal extrudes easily.

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Origin of extrude

1560–70; <Latin extrūdere to thrust out, drive out, equivalent to ex-ex-1 + trūdere to thrust, push

OTHER WORDS FROM extrude

ex·trud·er, nounex·tru·si·ble [ik-stroo-suh-buhl, -zuh-], /ɪkˈstru sə bəl, -zə-/, ex·trud·a·ble, adjectiveun·ex·trud·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for extrude

extrude
/ (ɪkˈstruːd) /

verb

(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

Derived forms of extrude

extruded, adjective

Word Origin for extrude

C16: from Latin extrūdere to thrust out, from trūdere to push, thrust
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Medical definitions for extrude

extrude
[ ĭk-strōōd ]

v.

To thrust, force, or press out.
To protrude or project.
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