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ex•trude /ɪkˈstrud/USA pronunciation
v. [~ + object], -trud•ed, -trud•ing. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ex•tru•sion /ɪkˈstruʒən/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]See -trude-.
- Geologyto force or press out, as through a small opening that gives shape:The spaghetti-making machine extrudes dough through tiny holes.
(ik stro̅o̅d′),USA pronunciation v., -trud•ed, -trud•ing. v.t.
- Geologyto thrust out; force or press out;
expel:to extrude molten rock.
- Metallurgyto form (metal, plastic, etc.) with a desired cross section by forcing it through a die.
(ik stro̅o̅′sə bəl, -zə-),USA pronunciation ex•trud′a•ble, adj.
- to protrude.
- Metallurgyto be extruded:This metal extrudes easily.
- Latin extrūdere to thrust out, drive out, equivalent. to ex- ex-1 + trūdere to thrust, push
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extrude /ɪkˈstruːd/ vb
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin extrūdere to thrust out, from trūdere to push, thrustexˈtruded adj
- (transitive) to squeeze or force out
- (transitive) to produce (moulded sections of plastic, metal, etc) by ejection under pressure through a suitably shaped nozzle or die
- (transitive) to chop up or pulverize (an item of food) and re-form it to look like a whole
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