protrusive

[proh-troo-siv, pruh-]
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Origin of protrusive

1670–80; < Latin prōtrūs(us) (past participle of prōtrūdere to protrude) + -ive
Related formspro·tru·sive·ly, adjectivepro·tru·sive·ness, nounnon·pro·tru·sive, adjectivenon·pro·tru·sive·ly, adverbnon·pro·tru·sive·ness, nounun·pro·tru·sive, adjectiveun·pro·tru·sive·ly, adverb
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protrusive

adjective
  1. tending to project or jut outwards
  2. a less common word for obtrusive
  3. archaic causing propulsion
Derived Formsprotrusively, adverbprotrusiveness, noun
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