Definition of protuberate in English:

protuberate

verb

  • 1no object To be or become protuberant; to bulge out; to form a rounded prominence.

  • 2with object To cause to bulge out or project. rare.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Banister (1532/3–?1610), surgeon. From post-classical Latin protuberat-, past participial stem of protuberare. Compare protuberated, protuberating.

Pronunciation

protuberate

/prəˈtjuːb(ə)reɪt//prəˈtʃuːb(ə)reɪt/