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wiredraw

[ wahyuhr-draw ]
/ ˈwaɪərˌdrɔ /
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verb (used with object), wire·drew, wire·drawn, wire·draw·ing.

to draw (metal) out into wire, especially by pulling forcibly through a series of holes of gradually decreasing diameter in a succession of dies.
to draw out to great length, in quantity or time; stretch out to excess.
to strain unwarrantably, as in meaning.

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Origin of wiredraw

1590–1600; back formation from wiredrawer;see wire, drawer

OTHER WORDS FROM wiredraw

wire·draw·er [wahyuhr-draw-er], /ˈwaɪərˌdrɔ ər/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for wiredraw

wiredraw
/ (ˈwaɪəˌdrɔː) /

verb -draws, -drawing, -drew or -drawn

to convert (metal) into wire by drawing through successively smaller dies
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