protrusive

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

adjective

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

Origin of protrusive

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