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[lahy-geyt] /ˈlaɪ geɪt/

verb (used with object), ligated, ligating.
to bind with or as if with a ; tie up (a bleeding artery or the like).
(transitive) to tie up or constrict (something) with a ligature

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

ligate li·gate (lī’gāt’)
v. li·gat·ed, li·gat·ing, li·gates
To tie or bind with a ligature.


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