Definition of extrude in English:


Line breaks: ex|trude
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈstruːd
, ɛk-/


[with object]
  • 1Thrust or force out: lava was being extruded from the volcano
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    • However, they make it in a solution, and this has to be extruded (forced through a small orifice at high pressure) to force the protein molecules to line up into a fiber.
    • Long columnar jointing through the dome suggests that a large volume of lava was extruded at one time and would have cooled more slowly inside than at the surface.
    • Samples were thawed while still in their sealed vials and then crushed in a stainless-steel press to extrude sap, which was immediately analysed.
    force out, thrust out, squeeze out, express, press out, eject, expel, release, give off, emit, void, exude, excrete
  • 1.1Shape (a material such as metal or plastic) by forcing it through a die: (as adjective extruded) extruded and die-cast aluminium
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    • The company will also incorporate two species on one window and offers extruded solid bronze or aluminum cladding.
    • What will we do when the plastic bag extruding company closes down and all their employees are retrenched.
    • This practice is widely used in producing thin extruded shapes of alloys 6061, 6063, 6463 and 7005.



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  • Approximately 20 CC of an extrudable dough-like material is placed in a cylinder, and a lever piston forces the material into a two-piece mold.
  • Broadly the results were that to get an extrudable dough it was necessary to add a quantity of water equal to 35% by weight of the weight of the flour.
  • Clear, extrudable material is suitable for packaging surgical instruments


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  • An extrusion pressure is applied to the softened extrusile metal that is advancing in the passage towards the die, so that the extrudates of the desired shape are produced.
  • An extrusile ring seal is positioned between the two transmitter bodies.


Pronunciation: /-ʒ(ə)n/
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  • The work is highly dangerous, a full grown bluefin tuna is 3/4 of a ton of muscle with sharp extrusions along its upper edge, injuries are commonplace.
  • These massive black igneous extrusions, circled by sand, are decorated with immense boulders improbably balanced and polished by the Saharan winds.
  • Far more likely that the production of that smelter will go to providing extrusions so that the locals can have windows that don't fall out.


mid 16th century: from Latin extrudere, from ex- 'out' + trudere 'to thrust'.

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