verb (used with object)
to thrust out.
thrust out; .
(transitive) to thrust out; protrude
protruded, stretched out, or (esp of stamens) projecting beyond the corolla of a flower
“to thrust forth, protrude,” 1660s, biologists’ variant of exert (q.v.).
adjective 1. having formerly served in the armed forces
noun (pl) -men 1. a man who has served in the army, navy, or air force
noun (pl) -women 1. a woman who has served in the army, navy, or air force
exsiccant ex·sic·cant (ěk-sĭk’ənt) n. Desiccant. ex·sic’cant adj.