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herniate

[hur-nee-eyt] /ˈhɜr niˌeɪt/
verb (used without object), herniated, herniating.
1.
to protrude abnormally from an enclosed cavity or from the body so as to constitute a hernia.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; herni(a) + -ate1
Related forms
herniation, noun
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  • The spine discs start to become more brittle, lose flexibility and can cause pain when they herniate.
herniate in Medicine

herniate her·ni·ate (hûr'nē-āt')
v. her·ni·at·ed, her·ni·at·ing, her·ni·ates
To protrude through an abnormal bodily opening.


her'ni·a'tion n.
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