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VERB (1)

1. thrust or extend out;
- Example: "He held out his hand"
- Example: "point a finger"
- Example: "extend a hand"
- Example: "the bee exserted its sting"
[syn: exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forth]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Exsert \Ex*sert"\, Exserted \Ex*sert"ed\, a. [L. exsertus, p. p. of exserere to stretch out or forth. See Exert.] Standing out; projecting beyond some other part; as, exsert stamens. [1913 Webster] A small portion of the basal edge of the shell exserted. --D. H. Barnes. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Exsert \Ex*sert"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exserted; p. pr. & vb. n. Exserting.] [See Exsert, a., Exert.] To thrust out; to protrude; as, some worms are said to exsert the proboscis. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

exsert v 1: thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting" [syn: exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forth]