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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Protrude


PROTRU'DE, verb transitive [Latin protrudo; pro and trudo, to thrust. See Thrust.]

1. To thrust forward; to drive or force along; as food protruded from the stomach into the intestine.

2. To thrust out, as from confinement. The contents of the abdomen are protruded in hernia.

PROTRU'DE, verb intransitive To shoot forward; to be thrust forward.

The parts protrude beyond the skin.