to bind with or as if with a ligature; tie up (a bleeding artery or the like).
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How to use ligate in a sentence
If the bleeding cannot otherwise be arrested it may be necessary to ligate the external carotid artery.Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. | Alexander Miles
If profuse hæmorrhage occurs it may be necessary to ligate the main artery lower in the neck.Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. | Alexander Miles
Medical authorities tell him to do coeliotomy at once, ligate the uterine and ovarian arteries, and remove the foetus.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
Among the Islanders they sometimes ligate the prepuce so that it drops off.History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present | Peter Charles Remondino
I know there are professors in this country who "ligate" arteries.Medical Essays | Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
British Dictionary definitions for ligate
(tr) to tie up or constrict (something) with a ligature
- ligation, noun
- ligative (ˈlɪɡətɪv), adjective
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