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tr.v. li·gat·ed, li·gat·ing, li·gates
To tie or bind with a ligature.
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(tr) to tie up or constrict (something) with a ligature
[C16: from Latin ligātus, from ligāre to bind]
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v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
to bind with or as if with a ligature.
[1590–1600; < Latin ligātus, past participle of ligāre to tie, bind]
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Past participle: ligated
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|Verb||1.||ligate - join letters in a ligature when writing|
|2.||ligate - bind chemically; "The enzyme ligated"|
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
bind - form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
|3.||ligate - bind with a bandage or ligature; "ligate the artery"|
surgery - the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures; "he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"
bandage - dress by covering or binding; "The nurse bandaged a sprained ankle"; "bandage an incision"
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