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herniate

[ hur-nee-eyt ]
/ 藞h蓽r ni藢e瑟t /
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verb (used without object), her路ni路at路ed, her路ni路at路ing.
to protrude abnormally from an enclosed cavity or from the body so as to constitute a hernia.
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Origin of herniate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM herniate

her路ni路a路tion, noun
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Medical definitions for herniate

herniate
[ h没rn膿-膩t鈥 ]

v.
To protrude through an abnormal bodily opening.

Other words from herniate

her鈥瞡i鈥tion n.
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