transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
to destroy or damage the myelin sheath of (nerves)
transitive verbde·my·e·lin·at·ed, de·my·e·lin·at·ing, de·my·e·lin·ates
To destroy or remove the myelin sheath of (a nerve fiber), as through disease.
(third-person singular simple present demyelinates, present participle demyelinating, simple past and past participle demyelinated)
- To remove the myelin sheath from a nerve
de- + myelin + -ate