[proh-too-buh-reyt, -tyoo-, pruh-]
- to bulge out, forming a rounded projection.
Origin of protuberate
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Related Words for protuberatedistend, project, poke, dilate, sag, swell, bilge, enlarge, extrude, bag, bloat, overhang, blob, jut, billow, protrude, pouch, balloon, expand, belly
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Historical Examples of protuberate
The panier with which it pleases the ladies of the period to protuberate their persons was of Chinese origin.
- (intr) rare to swell out or project from the surrounding surface; bulge out
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