protuberate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin prōtuberō.

Verb[edit]

protuberate ‎(third-person singular simple present protuberates, present participle protuberating, simple past and past participle protuberated)

  1. (intransitive) To bulge outward, producing a rounded protuberance.
    • 1844, Henry O'Shaughnessy, "Modern Shoemaking", The Mechanic's Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal and Gazette, Vol. 40, No. 1067, p. 42:
      With respect to measurement, it would be advisable to take the circumference of the foot by placing the beginning of an inch tape measure a little beyond the great toenail, as the second toe is naturally the longest, passing the measure round the protuberating part of the heel, and bringing it up to the point of the beginning of the measure at the toe.
  2. (transitive, rare) To cause to bulge outward.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

prōtūberāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of prōtūberō