in nervate


[ih-nur-veyt, in-er-veyt]
verb (used with object), innervated, innervating.
to communicate nervous energy to; stimulate through nerves.
to furnish with nerves; grow nerves into.

1865–70; in-2 + nerve + -ate1

energize, enervate, innervate, invigorate. Unabridged
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innervate (ˈɪnɜːˌveɪt)
1.  to supply nerves to (a bodily organ or part)
2.  to stimulate (a bodily organ or part) with nerve impulses

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innervate in·ner·vate (ĭ-nûr'vāt', ĭn'ər-)
v. in·ner·vat·ed, in·ner·vat·ing, in·ner·vates

  1. To supply an organ or a body part with nerves.

  2. To stimulate a nerve, muscle, or body part to action.

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