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Extrusion   /ɪkstrˈuʒən/   Listen
Extrusion

noun
1.
Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings.  Synonyms: bulge, bump, excrescence, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling.  "The hump of a camel" , "He stood on the rocky prominence" , "The occipital protuberance was well developed" , "The bony excrescence between its horns"
2.
Squeezing out by applying pressure.  Synonym: expulsion.  "The expulsion of pus from the pimple"






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"Extrusion" Quotes from Famous Books



... done, but they deserved their fate. They had shown themselves unworthy to enjoy these corporate freedoms; they had pushed themselves; they had "made their head"; they wanted tact to appreciate the "fine shades" of Barbizonian etiquette. And, once they were condemned, the process of extrusion was ruthless in its cruelty; after one evening with the formidable Bodmer, the Bailly of our commonwealth, the erring stranger was beheld no more; he rose exceeding early the next day, and the first coach conveyed him from the scene of ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 16 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson

... would enlarge the specie basis, by confining the note circulation to the larger dealers, and so exempt the poorer and laboring classes from the chances of bank failures and suspensions. But if these gentlemen suppose that the extrusion of small notes would be in any degree a remedy for overtrading, or moderate in any degree the disastrous fluctuations of which everybody complains, they have read the history of commerce only in the most superficial ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 4, February, 1858 • Various



Words linked to "Extrusion" :   mogul, frontal eminence, wart, squeezing, nubble, nub, snag, occipital protuberance, squeeze, caput, projection, belly, extrude



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