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[dee-nur-veyt] /diˈnɜr veɪt/
verb (used with object), denervated, denervating. Surgery.
to cut off the nerve supply from (an organ or body part) by surgery or anesthetic block.
Origin of denervate
1900-05; de- + nerve + -ate1
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denervation, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for denervate


(transitive) to deprive (a tissue or organ) of its nerve supply
Derived Forms
denervation, noun
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denervate in Medicine

denervate de·ner·vate (dē-nŭr'vāt)
v. de·ner·vat·ed, de·ner·vat·ing, de·ner·vates
To deprive an organ or body part of a nerve supply, as by surgically removing or cutting a nerve or by blocking a nerve connection with drugs.

de'ner·va'tion n.
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