Definition of ligate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

ligate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈlaɪɡeɪt//
 
ligate something(medical)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ligate
 
he / she / it ligates
 
past simple ligated
 
-ing form ligating
 
 
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to tie up an artery or other blood vessel or tube in the body, with a ligature
NAmE//laɪˈɡeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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