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.

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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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