verb (used with object), in·ner·vat·ed, in·ner·vat·ing.
Origin of innervate
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Related Words for innervateprompt, inspire, propel, sway, excite, drive, trigger, galvanize, spark, provoke, spur, persuade, incline, stir, incite, motivate, induce, generate, inflame, elicit
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Optic ganglia: are at the sides of the procerebrum and innervate the compound eyes.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
to supply nerves to (a bodily organ or part)
to stimulate (a bodily organ or part) with nerve impulses
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To supply an organ or a body part with nerves.
To stimulate a nerve, muscle, or body part to action.
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