protrusive

[ proh-troo-siv, pruh- ]
/ proʊˈtru sɪv, prə- /

adjective

projecting or protuberant; thrusting forward, upward, or outward.
Archaic. pushing forward; having propulsive force.

Nearby words

  1. protriptyline,
  2. protrude,
  3. protruded disk,
  4. protrusile,
  5. protrusion,
  6. protrusive occlusion,
  7. protrusively,
  8. protuberance,
  9. protuberancy,
  10. protuberant

Origin of protrusive

1670–80; < Latin prōtrūs(us) (past participle of prōtrūdere to protrude) + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for protrusive

protrusive

/ (prəˈtruːsɪv) /

adjective

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

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