herniate

[hur-nee-eyt]
verb (used without object), herniated, herniating.
to protrude abnormally from an enclosed cavity or from the body so as to constitute a hernia.

Origin:
1875–80; herni(a) + -ate1

herniation, noun
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hernia (ˈhɜːnɪə)
 
n , pl -nias, -niae
Also called: rupture the projection of an organ or part through the lining of the cavity in which it is normally situated, esp the protrusion of intestine through the front wall of the abdominal cavity. It is caused by muscular strain, injury, etc
 
[C14: from Latin]
 
'hernial
 
adj
 
'herniated
 
adj

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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.

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

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Example sentences
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.
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