[ ih-nur-veyt, in-er-veyt ]
/ ɪˈnɜr veɪt, ˈɪn ərˌveɪt /
verb (used with object), in·ner·vat·ed, in·ner·vat·ing.
to communicate nervous energy to; stimulate through nerves.
to furnish with nerves; grow nerves into.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH innervateenervate, innervate
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Example sentences from the Web for innervate
There is, however, another muscle—the Retractor oculi—belonging to the same group which is innervated by the VIth nerve.
All the muscles belonging to this oral chamber are of the visceral type, and are innervated by the trigeminal nerve.
British Dictionary definitions for innervate
/ (ˈɪnɜːˌveɪt) /
to supply nerves to (a bodily organ or part)
to stimulate (a bodily organ or part) with nerve impulses
Derived forms of innervateinnervation, noun
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Medical definitions for innervate
[ 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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