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 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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They make a noodle out of dosa batter with an extruder made specifically for the dish.Fresh Picks
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(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
Word Origin for extrude
C16: from Latin extrūdere to thrust out, from trūdere to push, thrust
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To thrust, force, or press out.
To protrude or project.
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