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[dee-nur-veyt] /diˈnɜr veɪt/
verb (used with object), denervated, denervating. Surgery.
to cut off the nerve supply from (an organ or body part) by surgery or anesthetic block.
Origin of denervate
First recorded in 1900-05; de- + nerve + -ate1
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denervation, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for denervate


(transitive) to deprive (a tissue or organ) of its nerve supply
Derived Forms
denervation, noun
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denervate in Medicine

denervate de·ner·vate (dē-nŭr'vāt)
v. de·ner·vat·ed, de·ner·vat·ing, de·ner·vates
To deprive an organ or body part of a nerve supply, as by surgically removing or cutting a nerve or by blocking a nerve connection with drugs.

de'ner·va'tion n.
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