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herniate

[ hur-nee-eyt ]
/ ˈhɜr niˌeɪt /
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verb (used without object), her·ni·at·ed, her·ni·at·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 1875–80; herni(a) + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM herniate

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

herniate
[ hûrnē-āt′ ]

v.

To protrude through an abnormal bodily opening.

Other words from herniate

her′ni•ation n.
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