- to supply (a part of the body) with nerves
- to stimulate (a nerve, muscle, etc.) to movement or action
Origin of innervate; from in- + nerve + -ate
transitive verbin·ner·vat·ed, in·ner·vat·ing, in·ner·vates
- To supply (an organ or a body part) with nerves.
- To stimulate (a nerve, muscle, or body part) to action.
(third-person singular simple present innervates, present participle innervating, simple past and past participle innervated)