[ hur-nee-eyt ]
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verb (used without object),her·ni·at·ed, her·ni·at·ing.
  1. to protrude abnormally from an enclosed cavity or from the body so as to constitute a hernia.

Origin of herniate

First recorded in 1875–80; herni(a) + -ate1

Other words from herniate

  • her·ni·a·tion [hur-nee-ey-shuhn], /ˌhɜr niˈeɪ ʃən/, noun

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