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[hur-nee-eyt] /ˈhɜr niˌeɪt/
verb (used without object), herniated, herniating.
to protrude abnormally from an enclosed cavity or from the body so as to constitute a hernia.
Origin of herniate
1875-80; herni(a) + -ate1
Related forms
herniation, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for herniated
  • He once had a herniated disk that kept him off the courts for six months, and he still gets occasional backaches.
  • She said she's afraid of heights, and that her husband suffers from a herniated disc.
  • He isn't practicing with contact and continues to have trouble with his herniated disks.
  • Not good for an aging point guard rehabbing from a herniated disc.
  • He has feeling in all of his fingers following a herniated disc in his neck late last year.
  • Mercer was examined by three physicians this week and was found to have herniated cervical disks in his neck.
  • Over time, the herniated intestine falls back into the abdominal cavity, and the defect can be closed.
  • He has a herniated disk, not a bulging disk, as the team initially announced.
herniated in Medicine

herniated adj.
Of or relating to a bodily structure that has protruded through an abnormal opening in the wall that contains it.

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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