[ ih-nur-veyt, in-er-veyt ]
/ ɪˈnɜr veɪt, ˈɪn ərˌveɪt /
verb (used with object), in·ner·vat·ed, in·ner·vat·ing.
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Origin of innervate
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/ (ˈɪnɜːˌveɪt) /
to supply nerves to (a bodily organ or part)
to stimulate (a bodily organ or part) with nerve impulses
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[ ĭ-nûr′vāt′, ĭn′ər- ]
To supply an organ or a body part with nerves.
To stimulate a nerve, muscle, or body part to action.
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