protuberant

  • 1 protubérant — protubérant, ante [ prɔtyberɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1575; bas lat. protuberans, p. prés. de protuberare, de tuber « excroissance, tumeur » ♦ Qui forme saillie. Une pomme d Adam protubérante. ⇒ proéminent, saillant. Des yeux protubérants. ● protubérant,… …

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  • 2 protuberant — PROTUBERÁNT, Ă, protuberanţi, te, adj. Care constituie o protuberanţă. – Din fr. protubérant. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 23.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  protuberánt adj. m., pl. protuberánţi; f. sg. protuberántă, pl …

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  • 3 Protuberant — Pro*tu ber*ant, a. [L. protuberans, antis, p. pr. of protuberare. See {Protuberate}.] Prominent, or excessively prominent; bulging beyond the surrounding or adjacent surface; swelling; as, a protuberant joint; a protuberant eye. {Pro*tu… …

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  • 4 protubérant — protubérant, ante (pro tu bé ran, ran t ) adj. Qui fait saillie. Il a le front protubérant. •   L oeil [du crabier] est protubérant, BUFF. Ois. t. XIV, p. 135. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Ils ont les espaules protuberantes en forme d ailes, PARÉ… …

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  • 5 protuberant — index obtrusive, prominent, salient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 protuberant — 1640s, from L.L. protuberantem, prp. of protuberare “swell or bulge out” (see PROTUBERANCE (Cf. protuberance)). Related: Protuberantly …

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  • 7 protuberant — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ protruding; bulging. ORIGIN from Latin protuberare swell out …

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  • 8 protuberant — [prō to͞o′bər ənt, prōtyo͞o′bər ənt; prəto͞o′bər ənt, prətyo͞o bər ənt] adj. [LL protuberans, prp. of protuberare, to bulge out < L pro , forth + tuber, bump, bulge: see TUBER] bulging or swelling out; protruding; prominent protuberantly adv …

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  • 9 protuberant — adjective Etymology: Late Latin protuberant , protuberans, present participle of protuberare to bulge out, from Latin pro forward + tuber excrescence, swelling; perhaps akin to Latin tumēre to swell more at thumb Date: 1646 thrusting out from a… …

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  • 10 protuberant — protuberantly, adv. /proh tooh beuhr euhnt, tyooh , preuh /, adj. bulging out beyond the surrounding surface; protruding; projecting: protuberant eyes. [1640 50; < LL protuberant (s. of protuberans), prp. of protuberare to swell. See PRO 1, TUBER …

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  • 11 protuberant — [[t]prətju͟ːbərənt, AM proʊtu͟ːb [/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Protuberant eyes, lips, noses, or teeth stick out more than usual from the face. [FORMAL] ...a high beaked nose and large protuberant eyes. Syn: protruding …

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  • 12 protuberant — pro•tu•ber•ant [[t]proʊˈtu bər ənt, ˈtyu , prə [/t]] adj. bulging out beyond the surrounding surface; protruding; projecting: protuberant eyes[/ex] • Etymology: 1640–50; < LL prōtūberant (s. of prōtūberāns), prp. of prōtūberāre to swell. See… …

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  • 13 protuberant — adj. bulging out; prominent (protuberant eyes; a protuberant fact). Derivatives: protuberance n. Etymology: LL protuberare (as PRO (1), tuber bump) …

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  • 14 protuberant — pro·tu·ber·ant b(ə )rənt adj bulging beyond the surrounding or adjacent surface: PROMINENT <protuberant eyes> …

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  • 15 protuberant — pro|tu|ber|ant [ prou tjub(ə)rənt ] adjective FORMAL much further forward than the rest of something: protuberant eyes …

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  • 16 protuberant — adjective protruding; bulging. Origin C17: from late L. protuberant , protuberare swell out …

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  • 17 protuberant — adjective his eyes are a little protuberant Syn: sticking out, protruding, projecting, prominent, jutting, overhanging, proud, bulging Ant: sunken, flush …

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  • 18 protuberant — UK [prəˈtjuːb(ə)rənt] / US [proʊˈtjub(ə)rənt] adjective formal much further forward than the rest of something protuberant eyes …

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  • 19 protuberant — adjective swelling or bulging outward See Also: protuberance …

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  • 20 protuberant — Synonyms and related words: beetling, bold, bulbous, bulging, distended, eminent, emissile, excrescent, excrescential, extruding, extrusive, gibbous, jutting, outstanding, overhanging, prognathous, projecting, prominent, protrudent, protruding,… …

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