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denervate

[ dee-nur-veyt ]
/ diˈnɜr veɪt /
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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.

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Origin of denervate

First recorded in 1900–05; de- + nerve + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM denervate

de·ner·va·tion, noun

Words nearby denervate

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British Dictionary definitions for denervate

denervate
/ (ˈdɛnəˌveɪt) /

verb

(tr) to deprive (a tissue or organ) of its nerve supply

Derived forms of denervate

denervation, noun
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Medical definitions for denervate

denervate
[ dē-nûrvāt ]

v.

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.

Other words from denervate

de′ner•vation n.
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