Protrusive
Protrusive Pro*tru"sive, a. 1. Thrusting or impelling forward; as, protrusive motion. --E. Darwin. [1913 Webster]

2. Capable of being protruded; protrusile. [1913 Webster]


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  • protrusive — index obtrusive, prominent, salient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • protrusive — [prō tro͞o′siv, prətro͞o′siv] adj. [< L protrusus (see PROTRUSILE) + IVE] 1. protruding; jutting or bulging out 2. OBTRUSIVE protrusively adv. protrusiveness n …   English World dictionary

  • protrusive — adjective Date: 1676 1. archaic thrusting forward 2. prominent, protuberant < a protrusive jaw > 3. obtrusive, pushing < a coarse protrusive manner > • protrusively adverb • protrus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • protrusive — pro·tru·sive trü siv, ziv adj 1) thrusting forward <protrusive movements of the jaw> 2) PROMINENT, PROTUBERANT <a protrusive jaw> …   Medical dictionary

  • protrusive — protrusively, adj. protrusiveness, n. /proh trooh siv, preuh /, adj. 1. projecting or protuberant; thrusting forward, upward, or outward. 2. obtrusive. 3. Archaic. pushing forward; having propulsive force. [1670 80; < L protrus(us) (ptp. of… …   Universalium

  • protrusive — adjective a) that protrudes; protruding b) rather conspicuous; obtrusive …   Wiktionary

  • protrusive — pro tru·sive || prəʊ truːsɪv /prÉ™ adj. projecting, sticking out; bulging outward, swelling outward …   English contemporary dictionary

  • protrusive — pro·tru·sive …   English syllables

  • protrusive — pro•tru•sive [[t]proʊˈtru sɪv, prə [/t]] adj. 1) projecting or protuberant; thrusting forward, upward, or outward 2) obtrusive 3) archaic pushing forward; having propulsive force pro•tru′sive•ly, adv. pro•tru′sive•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • protrusive — /prəˈtrusɪv/ (say pruh troohsiv), / zɪv/ (say ziv) adjective 1. thrusting forward. 2. obtrusive. 3. projecting. –protrusively, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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