/ (ˈnɜːvɪŋ) /
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vet science surgical removal of part of a nerve trunk, or the use of chemicals to block the nerve supply, to relieve pain; usually adminstered because of chronic and disabling inflammation
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby nerving
nerve root, nerves, nerve trunk, Nervi, nervine, nerving, nervosity, nervous, nervous breakdown, nervous exhaustion, nervous Nellie
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How to use nerving in a sentence
For my sake turn again to life and smile, nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine.Obama: A Story of Resilience||September 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Nerving himself to the effort, he turned his face towards Harton, and walked slowly up the hill.Julian Home|Dean Frederic W. Farrar
Each man was struggling with himself and nerving himself for what bid fair to be a dreadful conflict."Shiloh" as Seen by a Private Soldier|Warren Olney
He was up in a second, dire peril nerving him to desperate effort.Warrior Gap|Charles King
Nerving himself to the task, he searched for some written word which should make clear the baffling enigma.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy
He was, I concluded, nerving himself to meet the chances of his position with constancy and fortitude.