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[proh-trood, pruh-] /proʊˈtrud, prə-/
verb (used without object), protruded, protruding.
to project.
verb (used with object), protruded, protruding.
to thrust forward; cause to project.
Origin of protrude
1610-20; < Latin prōtrūdere to thrust forward, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + trūdere to thrust
Related forms
protrudent, adjective
[proh-troo-suh-buh l, -zuh-, pruh-] /proʊˈtru sə bəl, -zə-, prə-/ (Show IPA),
protrudable, adjective
nonprotruding, adjective
unprotruded, adjective
unprotrudent, adjective
unprotruding, adjective
unprotrusible, adjective
1. bulge, swell, belly. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for protruded
Historical Examples
  • Twice she protruded her gouty fingers, with swollen ends; and twice she drew them back to stroke her brows.

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford
  • But now, it appeared that the tile which protruded from the cement floor was removable.

    The Flaming Jewel Robert W. Chambers
  • Besides their cutlasses, they were armed with boarding-pikes, which protruded three feet in advance.

    Captain Kyd, Vol. II Joseph Holt Ingraham
  • Winkleman puffed out his chest and protruded his great beard.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • Their livid gums, from which most of their teeth had already fallen, protruded far beyond their lips.

  • Smoke was curling upward from the stovepipe which protruded above the roof.

    Left on the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • On the march, the troops came to a place where the Chaudiere swept a smooth beach, through which protruded parts of sand-roots.

    The Road to Paris Robert Neilson Stephens
  • At last with great caution the head and feet were protruded.

    Six Months at the Cape R.M. Ballantyne
  • Resting again, it protruded its foot on the left side, pulled with its full force, and freed the shell.

    Animal Intelligence George J. Romanes
  • The detective spun about, and protruded his heavy chin at the Duke.

    The Ghost Breaker Charles Goddard
British Dictionary definitions for protruded


to thrust or cause to thrust forwards or outwards
to project or cause to project from or as if from a surface
Derived Forms
protrudable, adjective
protrudent, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, from pro-² + trudere to thrust
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Word Origin and History for protruded



1610s, "to thrust forward or onward, to drive along;" 1640s, "to cause to stick out," from Latin protrudere "thrust forward; push out," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + trudere "to thrust" (see extrusion). Intransitive meaning "jut out, bulge forth" recorded from 1620s. Related: Protruded; protruding.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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protruded in Medicine

protrude pro·trude (prō-trōōd')
v. pro·trud·ed, pro·trud·ing, pro·trudes

  1. To push or thrust outward.

  2. To jut out; project.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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