Examples of protrusion in a Sentence
bony protrusions on the outside of the elbow
a roof with many protrusions
The pain was caused by a protrusion of a disc in his lower back.
Recent Examples of protrusion from the Web
That includes looking for things that could be a choking hazard, as well as protrusions, sharp edges or pinch points that could cause injury.
Not just that, the cats had to still look like cats–with no weird protrusions or suspicious scars.
But fashion people—despite their traditional aversion to any protrusion that interferes with The Line—would beg to differ.
His eyebrows form a villainous V, and his crimson lipstick extends to form devil horns that bisect his eyes and extend up through his face, the pronged ends pointing to a protrusion of red hair as straight and stiff as if on a man electrocuted.
Be sure that tiles and shingles are in good shape and areas surrounding protrusions are properly sealed and flashing is sitting properly.
Toothlike concrete protrusions from its edge are the only clue that man was somehow involved in this reshaping of the landscape.
Jude Sparks was out on a family hike in the desert near Las Cruces, New Mexico, testing walkie-talkies, when the then-9-year-old boy tripped over a rocky protrusion.
After the latest setback with the disc protrusion in his lower back, the Padres’ second-year manager isn’t sure if the 27-year-old Poway native will see the field at all this season.
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Origin and Etymology of protrusion
First Known Use: 1646See Words from the same year
Synonymsbunch, convexity, jut, overhang, projection, bulge, protuberance, swell
Antonymscavity, concave, concavity, dent, depression, dint, hollow, indent, indentation, indenture, pit, recess
Related Wordsdome; blob, bump, dilatation, gibbosity, hump, knob, knot, knurl, lump, nub, obtrusion, puff, snag, swelling; block, piece, portion, section; enlargement, escalation, expansion, increase; hill, mound
Near Antonymscrater, hole, well; basin, bowl, dip, valley; furrow, groove, trench, trough; dimple, gouge, impression, notch, pocket
Synonym Discussion of protrusion
- those projections along the wall are safety hazards
- the bizarre protrusions of a coral reef
- a skin disease marked by warty protuberances
- bulges in the tile floor
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