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
Overflights of Nevado del Huila in Colombia show that juvenile material is being extruded at the summit dome.
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Origin and Etymology of extrude
Latin extrudere, from ex- + trudere to thrust — more at threat
First Known Use: 1566
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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