- projecting or protuberant; thrusting forward, upward, or outward.
- Archaic. pushing forward; having propulsive force.
Origin of protrusive
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Examples from the Web for protrusive
If they are not mere lumps, their ornament is hideously heavy and protrusive.American Sketches
Likewise did they scream with protrusive energy: 'Give us back our lost Trades!'Temporal Power
But the evolution of a free hand made it possible to dispense with protrusive lips and gripping teeth.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)
J. Arthur Thomson
Unlike some of the other lizards, the Horned Toads are not provided with a protrusive tongue.
A true English heart breathes, calm and strong, through the whole business; not boisterous, protrusive; all the better for that.Heroes and Hero Worship
- tending to project or jut outwards
- a less common word for obtrusive
- archaic causing propulsion
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