extrude

verb ex·trude \ ik-ˈstrüd \
Updated on: 28 Nov 2017

Definition of extrude

extruded; extruding
transitive verb
1 : to force, press, or push out
2 : to shape (a substance, such as metal or plastic) by forcing through a die
intransitive verb
: to become extruded

extrudability

play \ik-ˌstrü-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

extrudable

play \ik-ˈstrü-də-bəl\ adjective

extruder

play \ik-ˈstrü-dər\ noun

Examples of extrude in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of extrude

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


EXTRUDE Defined for English Language Learners

extrude

verb

Definition of extrude for English Language Learners

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

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


Medical Dictionary

extrude

verb ex·trude \ ik-ˈstrüd \

medical Definition of extrude

extruded; extruding
transitive verb
: to force, press, or push out
intransitive verb
: to become extruded


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