intransitive verb (-ated; -ating) Date: circa 1922 to protrude through an abnormal body opening ; rupture <
a herniated intervertebral disk
herniation noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • herniate — [hʉr′nē āt΄] vi. herniated, herniating to protrude so as to form a hernia herniation n …   English World dictionary

  • herniate — herniation, n. /herr nee ayt /, v.i., herniated, herniating. to protrude abnormally from an enclosed cavity or from the body so as to constitute a hernia. [1875 80; HERNI(A) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • herniate — verb The protrusion of a tissue, structure, or part of an organ through the muscular tissue or the membrane by which it is normally contained, causing a hernia. When small bowel herniates into the groin, one has an inguinal hernia …   Wiktionary

  • herniate — her·ni·ate hər nē .āt vi, at·ed; at·ing to protrude through an abnormal body opening: RUPTURE <herniated intravertebral disks> …   Medical dictionary

  • herniate — v. protrude through an abnormal body opening (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • herniate — [ hə:nɪeɪt] verb [usu. as adjective herniated] (of an organ) suffer a hernia: a herniated disc. Derivatives herniation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • herniate — her·ni·ate …   English syllables

  • herniate — her•ni•ate [[t]ˈhɜr niˌeɪt[/t]] v. i. at•ed, at•ing pat to protrude abnormally so as to constitute a hernia • Etymology: 1875–80 her ni•a′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • herniate — /ˈhɜnieɪt/ (say herneeayt) verb (i) (herniated, herniating) to protrude through an abnormal bodily opening. {herni(a) + ate1} –herniation /hɜniˈeɪʃən/ (say hernee ayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • herniate — ˌāt, usu ˌād.+V intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: hernia + ate : to protrude through an abnormal body opening : rupture …   Useful english dictionary

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