denervate

verb
de·​ner·​vate | \ ˈdē-(ˌ)nər-ˌvāt How to pronounce denervate (audio) \
denervated; denervating

Definition of denervate

transitive verb

: to deprive of a nerve supply

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Other Words from denervate

denervation \ ˌdē-​(ˌ)nər-​ˈvā-​shən How to pronounce denervate (audio) \ noun

Examples of denervate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two, my surgeon prefers to denervate—the process of cutting of the nerve supply—the pectoralis major muscles in conjunction with inserting the implants. Tracy Hafen, SELF, "My Mastectomy Permanently Changed My Ability to Work Out," 4 June 2017

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First Known Use of denervate

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Denervate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/denervate. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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denervate

transitive verb
de·​ner·​vate | \ ˈdē-(ˌ)nər-ˌvāt How to pronounce denervate (audio) \
denervated; denervating

Medical Definition of denervate

: to deprive of a nerve supply (as by cutting a nerve)

Other Words from denervate

denervation \ ˌdē-​(ˌ)nər-​ˈvā-​shən How to pronounce denervate (audio) \ noun

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