ligate

[ lahy-geyt ]
/ ˈlaɪ geɪt /
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verb (used with object), li·gat·ed, li·gat·ing.

to bind with or as if with a ligature; tie up (a bleeding artery or the like).

Nearby words

  1. ligamentous,
  2. ligamentum,
  3. ligan,
  4. ligand,
  5. ligase,
  6. ligation,
  7. ligative,
  8. ligature,
  9. ligeance,
  10. liger

Origin of ligate

1590–1600; < Latin ligātus (past participle of ligāre to tie, bind); see -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for ligate

ligate

/ (ˈlaɪɡeɪt) /

verb

(tr) to tie up or constrict (something) with a ligature
Derived Formsligation, nounligative (ˈlɪɡətɪv), adjective

Word Origin for ligate

C16: from Latin ligātus, from ligāre to bind

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Word Origin and History for ligate

ligate

v.

1590s, from Latin ligatus, past participle of ligare "to bind" (see ligament). Related: Ligated; ligating.

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Medicine definitions for ligate

ligate

[ līgāt′ ]

v.

To tie or bind with a ligature.

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