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denervate

[dee-nur-veyt]
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verb (used with object), de·ner·vat·ed, de·ner·vat·ing. Surgery.
  1. 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
Related formsde·ner·va·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for denervation

denervate

verb
  1. (tr) to deprive (a tissue or organ) of its nerve supply
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Derived Formsdenervation, noun
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denervation in Medicine

denervate

(dē-nûrvāt)
v.
  1. 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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Related formsde′ner•vation n.
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