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alligate

[al-i-geyt] /ˈæl ɪˌgeɪt/
verb (used with object), alligated, alligating. Obsolete
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to attach; bind.
Origin of alligate
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin alligātus (past participle of alligāre), equivalent to al- al- + lig- bind (see ligature) + -ātus -ate1
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