- ligature; to bind around; to bandage.
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ligate — (v.) 1590s, from L. ligatus, pp. of ligare to bind (see LIGAMENT (Cf. ligament)). Related: Ligated; ligating … Etymology dictionary
ligate — [lī′gāt΄] vt. ligated, ligating [< L ligatus, pp. of ligare, to bind, tie: see LIGATURE] to tie or bind with a ligature, as a bleeding artery ligation n … English World dictionary
Ligate — To tie. As, for example, the surgeon ligated the artery. Ligate is a fitting term; it comes from the Latin ligare meaning to bind or tie. * * * To apply a ligature. [L. ligo, pp. atus, to bind] * * * li·gate lī .gāt, lī vt, li·gat·ed; li·gat·ing… … Medical dictionary
ligate — transitive verb (ligated; ligating) Etymology: Latin ligatus Date: 1599 1. to tie with a ligature 2. to join together (as DNA or protein chains) by a chemical process … New Collegiate Dictionary
ligate — /luy gayt/, v.t., ligated, ligating. to bind with or as if with a ligature; tie up (a bleeding artery or the like). [1590 1600; < L ligatus (ptp. of ligare to tie, bind); see ATE1] * * * … Universalium
ligate — verb /ˈlaɪɡeɪt/ To bind with a ligature or bandage. See Also: ligase … Wiktionary
ligate — v. tie, fasten together, bind … English contemporary dictionary
ligate — [lɪ geɪt] verb Surgery tie up (an artery or vessel). Origin C16 (earlier (ME) as ligation): from L. ligat , ligare to tie … English new terms dictionary
ligate — li·gate … English syllables
ligate — li•gate [[t]ˈlaɪ geɪt[/t]] v. t. gat•ed, gat•ing to bind with or as if with a ligature • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L ligātus, ptp. of ligāre to tie, bind … From formal English to slang