verb (used with object), de·ner·vat·ed, de·ner·vat·ing. Surgery.
to cut off the nerve supply from (an organ or body part) by surgery or anesthetic block.
Origin of denervate
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(tr) to deprive (a tissue or organ) of its nerve supply
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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.
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