Definition of ligate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ligate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//lɪˈɡeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//laɪˈɡeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ligate
BrE BrE//lɪˈɡeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//laɪˈɡeɪt//
 
he / she / it ligates
BrE BrE//lɪˈɡeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//laɪˈɡeɪts//
 
past simple ligated
BrE BrE//lɪˈɡeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//laɪˈɡeɪtɪd//
 
past participle ligated
BrE BrE//lɪˈɡeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//laɪˈɡeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form ligating
BrE BrE//lɪˈɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//laɪˈɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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ligate something (medical) to tie up an artery or other blood vessel or tube in the body, with a ligature Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Latin ligat- ‘tied’, from the verb ligare.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ligate