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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Stimulate to action; Supply nerves to (some organ or body part).

Usage examples (36)
  • innervate a muscle or a nerve
  • Optic ganglia: are at the sides of the procerebrum and innervate the compound eyes.
  • In general, the original chordate body plan had each pair of spinal nerves innervate the organs of its segment.
  • And over a period of months or a year, or even longer, the nerves will have to re-grow and re-innervate those muscles. for more
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  • A physical therapist tried to "innervate" (to stimulate a muscle or organ) the runner's legs, but the heat would "enervate" ( to debilitate, to deprive of vigor) her so much she couldn't complete the marathon.
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