[ih-nur-veyt, in-er-veyt] /ɪˈnɜr veɪt, ˈɪn ərˌveɪt/

verb (used with object), innervated, innervating.
to communicate nervous energy to; stimulate through .
to furnish with ; grow into.
verb (transitive)
to supply nerves to (a bodily organ or part)
to stimulate (a bodily organ or part) with nerve impulses

1870, from in- (2) “in” + Latin nervus (see nerve) + -ate. Probably rather a back-formation from innervation (1832). Related: Innervated. Innervation in psychology is from 1880.

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


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