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

Origin of jugulate

1615–25; < Latin jugulātus (past participle of jugulāre to cut the throat of), equivalent to jugul(um) throat (jug(um) yoke1 + -ulum -ule) + -ā- theme vowel + -tus past participle suffix
Related formsju·gu·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for jugulate


  1. (tr) rare to check (a disease) by extreme measures or remedies
Derived Formsjugulation, noun

Word Origin

C17 (in the obsolete sense: kill by cutting the throat of): from Latin jugulāre, from jugulum throat, from jugum yoke
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