alligate

[al-i-geyt]

verb (used with object), al·li·gat·ed, al·li·gat·ing. Obsolete.

to attach; bind.

Nearby words

  1. alliance for progress,
  2. allied,
  3. allied health,
  4. allier,
  5. allies,
  6. alligator,
  7. alligator clip,
  8. alligator forceps,
  9. alligator gar,
  10. alligator lizard

Origin of alligate

1535–45; < Latin alligātus (past participle of alligāre), equivalent to al- al- + lig- bind (see ligature) + -ātus -ate1

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