verb (used with object), li·gat·ed, li·gat·ing.
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Origin of ligate
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Example sentences from the Web for ligate
If profuse hæmorrhage occurs it may be necessary to ligate the main artery lower in the neck.
I know there are professors in this country who "ligate" arteries.Medical Essays|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
If the bleeding cannot otherwise be arrested it may be necessary to ligate the external carotid artery.
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