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extrude

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verb ex·trude \ik-ˈstrüd\

Simple Definition of extrude

  • : to force, press, or push (something) out

  • : to shape (something) by forcing it through a hole

Full Definition of extrude

ex·trud·edex·trud·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to force, press, or push out

  3. 2 :  to shape (as metal or plastic) by forcing through a die

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become extruded

ex·trud·abil·i·ty play \-ˌstrü-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
ex·trud·able play \-ˈstrü-də-bəl\ adjective
ex·trud·er play \-ˈstrü-dər\ noun

Examples of extrude

  1. The machine extrudes enough molten glass to fill the mold.

  2. The plastic is extruded as a strong, continuous sheet.

  3. a toy made from extruded plastic



Origin of extrude

Latin extrudere, from ex- + trudere to thrust — more at threat


First Known Use: 1566


Medical Dictionary

extrude

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verb ex·trude \ik-ˈstrüd\

Medical Definition of extrude

ex·trud·edex·trud·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to force, press, or push out

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to become extruded





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