jugulate

jugulate

[joo-gyuh-leyt, juhg-yuh-]
verb (used with object), jugulated, jugulating.
1.
to check or suppress (disease) by extreme measures.
2.
to cut the throat of; kill.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin jugulātus (past participle of jugulāre to cut the throat of), equivalent to jugul(um) throat (jug(um) yoke + -ulum -ule) + -ā- theme vowel + -tus past participle suffix

jugulation, noun
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jugulate (ˈdʒʌɡjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
rare (tr) to check (a disease) by extreme measures or remedies
 
[C17 (in the obsolete sense: kill by cutting the throat of): from Latin jugulāre, from jugulum throat, from jugum yoke]
 
jugu'lation
 
n

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