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protrusion

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of protrusion

  1. a part that sticks out from the general mass of something the bizarrely shaped protrusions of a coral reef Synonyms of protrusion bunch, convexity, jut, overhang, projection, bulge, protuberance, swellWords Related to protrusion dome; blob, bump, dilatation, gibbosity, hump, knob, knot, knurl, lump, nub, obtrusion, puff, snag, swelling; block, piece, portion, section; enlargement, escalation, expansion, increase; hill, moundNear Antonyms of protrusion crater, hole, well; basin, bowl, dip, valley; furrow, groove, trench, trough; dimple, gouge, impression, notch, pocketAntonyms of protrusion cavity, concave, concavity, dent, depression, dint, hollow, indent, indentation, indenture, pit, recess

Synonym Discussion of protrusion

projection, protrusion, protuberance, bulge mean an extension beyond the normal line or surface. projection implies a jutting out especially at a sharp angle.
    • those projections along the wall are safety hazards
protrusion suggests a thrusting out so that the extension seems a deformity.
    • the bizarre protrusions of a coral reef
protuberance implies a growing or swelling out in rounded form.
    • a skin disease marked by warty protuberances
bulge suggests an expansion caused by internal pressure.
    • bulges in the tile floor


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