Definition of extrude
1 : to force, press, or push out
2 : to shape (a substance, such as metal or plastic) by forcing through a die
: to become extruded
extrudabilityplay \ik-ˌstrü-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
extrudableplay \ik-ˈstrü-də-bəl\ adjective
extruderplay \ik-ˈstrü-dər\ noun
Examples of extrude in a Sentence
The machine extrudes enough molten glass to fill the mold.
The plastic is extruded as a strong, continuous sheet.
a toy made from extruded plastic
Recent Examples of extrude from the Web
That square base is extruded nearly 1,400 feet into the air and clad in a Cartesian grid of glass and exposed concrete.
Plastic water bottles are sourced from recycling centers, hot-washed and sterilized, then chipped into flakes and extruded into little pellets.
Some things do extrude from behind the curtain that are hard to ignore.
Though Rapp’s technique isn’t the first example of 3D printing glass—MIT researchers developed a method for extruding molten glass two years ago, while other teams have used lower-temperature techniques that produce a weak, cloudy product—
Make sure that the gaskets are above the tray for a watertight seal, and that the nipples extrude beneath it.
SoHo offers a bounty of food — each block in this Manhattan neighborhood seems to feature artisanal chocolatiers selling single origin cacao, juice shops extruding vegetables for $9 a bottle and stores peddling cupcakes and Cronuts.
Overflights of Nevado del Huila in Colombia show that juvenile material is being extruded at the summit dome.
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EXTRUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of extrude for English Language Learners
: to force, press, or push (something) out
: to shape (something) by forcing it through a hole
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