Meaning of extrude

ex•trude

Pronunciation: (ik-strd'), [key]
— v., -trud•ed, -trud•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to thrust out; force or press out; expel: to extrude molten rock.
  2. to form (metal, plastic, etc.) with a desired cross section by forcing it through a die.
—v.i.
  1. to protrude.
  2. to be extruded: This metal extrudes easily.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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