nervate

transitive verb
ner·​vate | \ ˈnərˌvāt\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of nervate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic

nervate

adjective
\ "\
variants: or less commonly nervated \ -​ātə̇d \

Definition of nervate (Entry 2 of 2)

: nerved

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History and Etymology for nervate

Transitive verb

nerv- + -ate, verb suffix

Adjective

nervate probably from (assumed) New Latin nervatus, from Latin nervus sinew, nerve + -atus -ate (adjective suffix); nervated probably from (assumed) New Latin nervatus + English -ed

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