[ uh b-troo-zhuh n ]
/ əbˈtru ʒən /


the act of obtruding.
something obtruded.

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 forms

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