ligate

ligate

[lahy-geyt]
verb (used with object), ligated, ligating.
to bind with or as if with a ligature; tie up (a bleeding artery or the like).

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin ligātus (past participle of ligāre to tie, bind); see -ate1

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ligate (ˈlaɪɡeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to tie up or constrict (something) with a ligature
 
[C16: from Latin ligātus, from ligāre to bind]
 
li'gation
 
n
 
ligative
 
adj

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ligate
1590s, from L. ligat-, pp. stem of ligare "to bind" (see ligament).
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ligate li·gate (lī'gāt')
v. li·gat·ed, li·gat·ing, li·gates
To tie or bind with a ligature.

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