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extrude

[ ik-strood ]
/ ɪkˈstrud /
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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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How to use extrude in a sentence

  • Captive dolphins will play untiringly with balls and other toys, and wild dolphins play with objects like feathers, sponges, and “smoke rings” of air bubbles that they extrude from their blowholes.

  • They make a noodle out of dosa batter with an extruder made specifically for the dish.

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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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