protuberate

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. protuberance,
  2. protuberancy,
  3. protuberant,
  4. protuberant abdomen,
  5. protuberantly,
  6. proturan,
  7. protyle,
  8. protégé,
  9. protégée,
  10. proud

Origin of protuberate

1570–80; < Late Latin prōtūberātus, past participle of prōtūberāre. See protuberant, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for protuberate

protuberate

/ (prəˈtjuːbəˌreɪt) /

verb

(intr) rare to swell out or project from the surrounding surface; bulge out
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