1. cause to bulge out or project
Derivationally related forms: ↑protuberant, ↑protuberance
Verb Frames:

Something ——s something

2. form a rounded prominence

The starved child's belly protuberated

Derivationally related forms: ↑protuberant, ↑protuberance
Hypernyms: ↑bulge, ↑bag
Verb Frames:

Something ——s

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  • Protuberate — Pro*tu ber*ate, v. i. [L. protuberare; pro forward + tuber a hump, protuberance. See {Tuber}.] To swell, or be prominent, beyond the adjacent surface; to bulge out. S. Sharp. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • protuberate — index project (extend beyond) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • protuberate — *bulge, jut, stick out, protrude, project, overhang, beetle Analogous words: swell, distend, *expand …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • protuberate — [prō to͞o′bərāt΄, prō tyo͞o′ bərāt΄, prə to͞o′bərāt΄, prə tyo͞o′bərāt΄] vi. protuberated, protuberating [< LL protuberatus, pp. of protuberare: see PROTUBERANT] to bulge or swell out …   English World dictionary

  • protuberate — /proh tooh beuh rayt , tyooh , preuh /, v.i., protuberated, protuberating. to bulge out, forming a rounded projection. [1570 80; < LL protuberatus, ptp. of protuberare. See PROTUBERANT, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • protuberate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To curve outward past the normal or usual limit: bag, balloon, beetle, belly, bulge, jut, overhang, pouch, project, protrude, stand out, stick out. See CONVEX …   English dictionary for students

  • protuberate — pro·tu·ber·ate …   English syllables

  • bulge — 1. noun 1) a bulge in the tire Syn: swelling, bump, lump, protuberance, prominence, tumescence 2) informal a bulge in the population Syn: surge, upsurge, rise, increase, escalation …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • bulge — vb Bulge, jut, stick out, protuberate, protrude, project, overhang, beetle mean to extend outward beyond the usual and normal line. Bulge suggests a swelling out in an excessive or abnormal fashion; it may be used when the impression to be given… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • protuberance — noun 1. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings (Freq. 1) the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge the hump of a camel he stood on the rocky prominence the occipital protuberance was well developed the… …   Useful english dictionary

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