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tr.v. de·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.

de·my′e·lin·a′tion n.


vb (tr)
to remove the myelin sheath from (a nerve fibre)


(dɪˈmaɪ ə ləˌneɪt)

v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
to obliterate or remove the myelin sheath from (a nerve or nerves).
de`my•e•li•na′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.demyelinate - destroy the myelin sheath of; "the disease demyelinated the nerve fibers"
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"