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Princeton's WordNet

  1. protuberateverb

    cause to bulge out or project

  2. protuberateverb

    form a rounded prominence

    "The starved child's belly protuberated"


  1. protuberateverb

    To bulge outward, producing a rounded protuberance.

  2. protuberateverb

    To cause to bulge outward.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary


    To swell forward; to swell out beyond the parts adjacent.

    Etymology: protubero, Lat.

    If the navel protuberates, make a small puncture with a lancet through the skin, and the waters will be voided without any danger of a hernia succeeding. Samuel Sharp, Surgery.


  1. protuberate

    Protuberate is a verb which means to extend beyond, or project out from, a surface or boundary. Essentially, it denotes bulging, sticking out or jutting outwards.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Protuberateverb

    to swell, or be prominent, beyond the adjacent surface; to bulge out

  2. Etymology: [L. protuberare; pro forward + tuber a hump, protuberance. See Tuber.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of protuberate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of protuberate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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    a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
    • A. interrupt
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