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jugulate

[ joo-gyuh-leyt, juhg-yuh- ]
/ ˈdʒu gyəˌleɪt, ˈdʒʌg yə- /
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verb (used with object), ju·gu·lat·ed, ju·gu·lat·ing.

to check or suppress (disease) by extreme measures.
to cut the throat of; kill.

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM jugulate

ju·gu·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for jugulate

jugulate
/ (ˈdʒʌɡjʊˌleɪt) /

verb

(tr) rare to check (a disease) by extreme measures or remedies

Derived forms of jugulate

jugulation, noun

Word Origin for jugulate

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