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[ik-strood] /ɪkˈstrud/
verb (used with object), extruded, extruding.
to thrust out; force or press out; expel:
to extrude molten rock.
to form (metal, plastic, etc.) with a desired cross section by forcing it through a die.
verb (used without object), extruded, extruding.
to protrude.
to be extruded:
This metal extrudes easily.
Origin of extrude
1560-70; < Latin extrūdere to thrust out, drive out, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + trūdere to thrust, push
Related forms
extruder, noun
[ik-stroo-suh-buh l, -zuh-] /ɪkˈstru sə bəl, -zə-/ (Show IPA),
extrudable, adjective
unextruded, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for extruded
  • What starts as liquid becomes a solid fiber as it's extruded from spinnerets.
  • The mix sets up quickly and easily supports its own weight as succeeding layers are extruded.
  • The dough is extruded by machines into different shapes.
  • Rather than using extruded aluminum framing, we're looking at a cast polyurethane mold.
  • But extruded parts require finishing and heat treating, which are time consuming.
  • Billets are heated and extruded into the desired form and size.
British Dictionary definitions for extruded


(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: a factory-made rod of extruded egg
a less common word for protrude
Derived Forms
extruded, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin extrūdere to thrust out, from trūdere to push, thrust
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Word Origin and History for extruded



1560s, from Latin extrudere "to thrust out, drive away," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + trudere "to thrust" (see extrusion). Related: Extruded; extruding.

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extruded in Medicine

extrude ex·trude (ĭk-strōōd')
v. ex·trud·ed, ex·trud·ing, ex·trudes

  1. To thrust, force, or press out.

  2. To protrude or project.

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