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Verb: ligate  'lI,geyt or li'geyt or lI'geyt
  1. Join letters in a ligature when writing
     
  2. (chemistry) bind chemically
    "The enzyme ligated"
     
  3. (surgery) bind with a bandage or ligature
    "ligate the artery"

Derived forms: ligated, ligates, ligating

Type of: bandage, bind, bring together, join