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.

1560–70; < Latin extrūdere to thrust out, drive out, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + trūdere to thrust, push

extruder, noun
extrusible [ik-stroo-suh-buhl, -zuh-] , extrudable, adjective
unextruded, adjective
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extrude (ɪkˈstruːd)
1.  (tr) to squeeze or force out
2.  (tr) to produce (moulded sections of plastic, metal, etc) by ejection under pressure through a suitably shaped nozzle or die
3.  (tr) 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
4.  a less common word for protrude
[C16: from Latin extrūdere to thrust out, from trūdere to push, thrust]

extrusion (ɪkˈstruːʒən)
1.  the act or process of extruding
2.  a.  the movement of magma onto the surface of the earth through volcano craters and cracks in the earth's crust, forming igneous rock
 b.  any igneous rock formed in this way
3.  a component or length of material formed by the process of extruding
[C16: from Medieval Latin extrūsiō, from extrūdere to extrude]

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