[proh-too-buh-reyt, -tyoo-, pruh-]

verb (used without object), pro·tu·ber·at·ed, pro·tu·ber·at·ing.

to bulge out, forming a rounded projection.

Origin of protuberate

1570–80; < Late Latin prōtūberātus, past participle of prōtūberāre. See protuberant, -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for protuberate

Historical Examples of protuberate

British Dictionary definitions for protuberate



(intr) rare to swell out or project from the surrounding surface; bulge out
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012