Etymology
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ligate (v.)

"bind with a ligature," 1590s, from Latin ligatus, past participle of ligare "to bind" (from PIE root *leig- "to tie, bind"). Related: Ligated; ligating.

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Definitions of ligate

ligate (v.)
join letters in a ligature when writing;
ligate (v.)
bind chemically;
The enzyme ligated
ligate (v.)
bind with a bandage or ligature;
ligate the artery
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