[ proh-too-buh-reyt, -tyoo-, pruh- ]
/ proʊˈtu bəˌreɪt, -ˈtyu-, prə- /
verb (used without object), pro·tu·ber·at·ed, pro·tu·ber·at·ing.
to bulge out, forming a rounded projection.
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Words nearby protuberate
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Example sentences from the Web for protuberate
The panier with which it pleases the ladies of the period to protuberate their persons was of Chinese origin.
British Dictionary definitions for protuberate
/ (prəˈtjuːbəˌreɪt) /
(intr) rare to swell out or project from the surrounding surface; bulge out
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