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1. nerve-wracking

adjective. extremely irritating to the nerves.

Synonyms

  • nerve-racking
  • disagreeable
  • trying

Antonyms

  • congenial
  • good-natured
  • easy
  • consonant

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Rhymes with Afferent Nerve

  • underserve
  • preserve
  • conserve
  • reserve
  • observe
  • hors-d-oeuvre
  • deserve
  • unnerve
  • swerve
  • zurve
  • verve
  • serve
  • serv
  • mirv
  • merv
  • herve
  • d'oeuvre
  • curve
  • oeuvre
  • irve
  • irv

2. nerve-racking

adjective. ['ˌnɝːvˈrækɪŋ'] extremely irritating to the nerves.

Synonyms

  • nerve-wracking
  • disagreeable
  • trying

Antonyms

  • congenial
  • good-natured
  • easy
  • consonant

3. afferent

adjective. ['ˈæfɝənt'] of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS.

Synonyms

  • sensory
  • centripetal
  • receptive
  • corticoafferent

Antonyms

  • cowardice
  • extrasensory
  • decentralizing
  • centrifugal

Etymology

  • adferens (Latin)

4. afferent

noun. ['ˈæfɝənt'] a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system.

Synonyms

  • afferent nerve
  • sensory nerve
  • nervus
  • sensory neuron
  • afferent neuron
  • dorsal root
  • sensory fiber
  • dorsal horn
  • fillet
  • lemniscus
  • nerve

Antonyms

  • nonabsorbent
  • impervious
  • corticospinal tract
  • motor nerve

Etymology

  • adferens (Latin)

5. nerve

noun. ['ˈnɝːv'] any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body.

Synonyms

  • afferent
  • nervus radialis
  • ulnar nerve
  • nervus spinalis
  • motor nerve
  • afferent nerve
  • cranial nerve
  • sciatic nerve
  • nervus saphenus
  • cubital nerve
  • depressor
  • splanchnic nerve
  • efferent nerve
  • sensory nerve
  • nervus ulnaris
  • nervus
  • nerve fibre
  • musculospiral nerve
  • fascicle
  • saphenous nerve
  • radial nerve
  • nerve fiber
  • depressor nerve
  • fibre bundle
  • nervus ischiadicus
  • spinal nerve
  • radicle
  • synapse
  • fiber bundle
  • fasciculus

Antonyms

  • leeward
  • front
  • rear
  • windward

6. nerve

noun. ['ˈnɝːv'] the courage to carry on.

Synonyms

  • braveness
  • courageousness
  • bravery
  • mettle
  • spunk
  • heart

Antonyms

  • fear
  • timidity
  • agreeableness
  • fixed-width font

7. nerve

verb. ['ˈnɝːv'] get ready for something difficult or unpleasant.

Synonyms

  • steel
  • brace

Antonyms

  • back
  • uncover
  • timid

8. nerve

noun. ['ˈnɝːv'] impudent aggressiveness.

Synonyms

  • brass
  • aggressiveness
  • face
  • boldness
  • audaciousness
  • cheek

Antonyms

  • efferent
  • faintheartedness
  • cowardly
  • fearfulness

Sentences with afferent-nerve


1. Noun Phrase
The information is sent by afferent nerves to the brain (the thalamus and eventually to the cortex), where we recognize the taste as either pleasant or unpleasant.

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