protrusive

adjective pro·tru·sive \ prō-ˈtrü-siv , -ziv \

Definition of protrusive

1 archaic : thrusting forward
2 : prominent, protuberant
  • a protrusive jaw
3 : obtrusive, pushing
  • a coarse protrusive manner

protrusively

adverb

protrusiveness

noun

Examples of protrusive in a Sentence

  1. his protrusive way of helping his coworkers usually provokes resentment, not gratitude

First Known Use of protrusive

1676

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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protrusive

adjective pro·tru·sive \ -ˈtrü-siv, -ziv \

medical Definition of protrusive

1 : thrusting forward
  • protrusive movements of the jaw
2 : prominent, protuberant
  • a protrusive jaw

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