extrusion

noun

ex·​tru·​sion ik-ˈstrü-zhən How to pronounce extrusion (audio)
: the act or process of extruding
also : a form or product produced by this process

Examples of extrusion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, most of these eruptions are small puffs of ash or maybe the slow extrusion of lava at the summit. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 18 Apr. 2024 The rate of lava flow extrusion has also gone down in the last few days. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 20 Nov. 2019 These efforts include Class 100,000 cleanroom expansion, global customer expansion, world-class capabilities in extrusion, blow molding, braiding, balloon folding, and complex catheter process initiatives. Miami Herald, 6 Feb. 2024 The Israelis should have heard the tell-tale regular-rhythm sounds of tunnel digging and certainly watched for the accelerated extrusion of suspicious amounts of soil. Melik Kaylan, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The collapse of these domes can be one of the most dangerous and unpredictable events at a volcano as the extrusion of the dome isn't particularly violent, but the collapse can generate large pyroclastic flows. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 8 July 2013 Despite investment in new Bioceramic extrusion machines, as well as more manufacturing equipment, injection tooling, and printing machines, Swatch has seemingly struggled to produce MoonSwatch in volumes to match consumer demand. Jeremy White, WIRED, 6 Sep. 2023 The lightweight aluminum extrusions that run along either side of the guards securely hold the mesh in place to prevent any holes from forming, and the product is designed to be used on any type of roof, even flat ones. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Aug. 2023 Potential side effects include infection, fibrosis and extrusion of the pellets. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 21 July 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin extrusion-, extrusio, from Latin extrudere

First Known Use

1540, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of extrusion was in 1540

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Cite this Entry

“Extrusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extrusion. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

extrusion

noun
ex·​tru·​sion ik-ˈstrü-zhən How to pronounce extrusion (audio)
: the act or process of extruding
also : a form or product produced by this process

Medical Definition

extrusion

noun
ex·​tru·​sion ik-ˈstrü-zhən How to pronounce extrusion (audio)
: the act or process of extruding
extrusion of proteins from cells

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