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See definition of bulge on Dictionary.com
  • nounswollen object
  • verbproject outward

synonyms for bulge

  • lump
  • nodule
  • wart
  • appendage
  • blob
  • bump
  • bunch
  • convexity
  • dilation
  • distention
  • excess
  • excrescence
  • gibbosity
  • growth
  • hump
  • intumescence
  • jut
  • outgrowth
  • outthrust
  • projection
  • prominence
  • promontory
  • protrusion
  • protuberance
  • sac
  • sagging
  • salience
  • salient
  • superfluity
  • swelling
  • tuberosity
  • tumefaction
  • tumor
  • bagginess
  • nodulation
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antonyms for bulge

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  • depression
  • lack
  • depress
  • cave in
  • lower
  • reduce
  • contract
  • shrink
  • abridge
  • lessen
  • compress
  • tighten
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How to use bulge in a sentence

From proximity, the bulge shown in the previous view from Sterling morphs into a well-defined hook echo, which is indicative of a small area of rotation called a mesocyclone.
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In some geckos, the tumors grew into large bulges that could make it difficult for the animals to move and could get infected if ruptured.
HOW A GECKO NAMED MR. FROSTY COULD HELP SHED NEW LIGHT ON SKIN CANCERMARIA TEMMINGJUNE 24, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
He too, then, was awake and restless, for I saw the canvas sides bulge this way and that as he moved within.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The temples and dome of the head seemed to bulge, as if there was too much inside for the strength of the restraining walls.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
Presently the bulge of the boat's bow glanced along the ship's side, and Joe flung his painter.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
No helicopters swung their blades above; there were only the bulge of a conning tower and the heavy inset glasses of the lookouts.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, MAY, 1931VARIOUS
After she had tripped over two large paving-stones that had met in an upward bulge, she took more note of detail.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
I could see an unusual agitation on their blank, bulge-eyed faces, if those insect masks could be called faces.
VALLEY OF THE CROENLEE TARBELL
I am told you put it in your pocket; and I see something bulge in your waistcoat.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 101, MARCH, 1866VARIOUS
With a little care the tin can be made to bulge outwardly in the center making room for the nail heads.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO BULGE

  • balloon
  • billow
  • bulge
  • flap
  • flop
  • hang
  • lop
  • sag
  • swell
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