verb (used with object), in·ner·vat·ed, in·ner·vat·ing.
Origin of innervate
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Related Words for innervatesprompt, inspire, propel, sway, excite, drive, trigger, galvanize, spark, provoke, spur, persuade, incline, stir, incite, motivate, induce, generate, inflame, elicit
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Historical Examples of innervates
In all higher forms it innervates directly only the principal sense-organs of the head.The Whence and the Whither of Man
John Mason Tyler
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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