pro·​rupt | \ prōˈrəpt \
variants: or prorupted \ -​tə̇d \

Definition of prorupt

: not compact : protuberant possesses not only a panhandle but two additional protuberances as well, making that state markedly prorupted in form— C. L. White & G. T. Renner

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History and Etymology for prorupt

prorupt from Latin proruptus, past participle of prorumpere to burst forth, from pro before + rumpere to break; prorupted from Latin proruptus + English -ed

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“Prorupt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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