[ al-i-geyt ]
/ ˈæl ɪˌgeɪt /
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verb (used with object), al·li·gat·ed, al·li·gat·ing.Obsolete.
to attach; bind.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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Alligate -us: fastened or suspended by a thread; like the chrysalis of Papilio, etc.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith