[uh b-troo-zhuh n]


the act of obtruding.
something obtruded.

Nearby words

  1. obtaining by deception,
  2. obtect,
  3. obtemper,
  4. obtest,
  5. obtrude,
  6. obtrusive,
  7. obtrusively,
  8. obtund,
  9. obturate,
  10. obturating embolism

Origin of obtrusion

1570–80; < Late Latin obtrūsiōn- (stem of obtrūsiō), equivalent to Latin obtrūs(us) (obtrūd(ere) to obtrude + tus past participle suffix, with dt > s) + -iōn- -ion

Related formsob·tru·sion·ist, nounpre·ob·tru·sion, noun

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Word Origin and History for obtrusion



1570s, from Latin obtrusionem (nominative obtrusio), noun of action from past participle stem of obtrudere (see obtrude).

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