jugulate

[ joo-gyuh-leyt, juhg-yuh- ]
/ ˈdʒu gyəˌleɪt, ˈdʒʌg yə- /

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.

Nearby words

  1. jugular ganglion,
  2. jugular gland,
  3. jugular nerve,
  4. jugular pulse,
  5. jugular vein,
  6. jugulo-omohyoid node,
  7. jugulodigastric node,
  8. jugum,
  9. jugurtha,
  10. juice

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

jugulate

/ (ˈdʒʌɡjʊˌleɪt) /

verb

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