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li·gate

 (lī′gāt′)
tr.v. li·gat·ed, li·gat·ing, li·gates
To tie or bind with a ligature.

[Latin ligāre, ligāt-; see leig- in Indo-European roots.]
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ligate

(ˈlaɪɡeɪt)
vb
(tr) to tie up or constrict (something) with a ligature
[C16: from Latin ligātus, from ligāre to bind]
liˈgation n
ligative adj
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li•gate

(ˈlaɪ geɪt)

v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
to bind with or as if with a ligature.
[1590–1600; < Latin ligātus, past participle of ligāre to tie, bind]
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ligate


Past participle: ligated
Gerund: ligating

Imperative
ligate
ligate
Present
I ligate
you ligate
he/she/it ligates
we ligate
you ligate
they ligate
Preterite
I ligated
you ligated
he/she/it ligated
we ligated
you ligated
they ligated
Present Continuous
I am ligating
you are ligating
he/she/it is ligating
we are ligating
you are ligating
they are ligating
Present Perfect
I have ligated
you have ligated
he/she/it has ligated
we have ligated
you have ligated
they have ligated
Past Continuous
I was ligating
you were ligating
he/she/it was ligating
we were ligating
you were ligating
they were ligating
Past Perfect
I had ligated
you had ligated
he/she/it had ligated
we had ligated
you had ligated
they had ligated
Future
I will ligate
you will ligate
he/she/it will ligate
we will ligate
you will ligate
they will ligate
Future Perfect
I will have ligated
you will have ligated
he/she/it will have ligated
we will have ligated
you will have ligated
they will have ligated
Future Continuous
I will be ligating
you will be ligating
he/she/it will be ligating
we will be ligating
you will be ligating
they will be ligating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ligating
you have been ligating
he/she/it has been ligating
we have been ligating
you have been ligating
they have been ligating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ligating
you will have been ligating
he/she/it will have been ligating
we will have been ligating
you will have been ligating
they will have been ligating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ligating
you had been ligating
he/she/it had been ligating
we had been ligating
you had been ligating
they had been ligating
Conditional
I would ligate
you would ligate
he/she/it would ligate
we would ligate
you would ligate
they would ligate
Past Conditional
I would have ligated
you would have ligated
he/she/it would have ligated
we would have ligated
you would have ligated
they would have ligated
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ligate - join letters in a ligature when writing
bring together, join - cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together"
2.ligate - bind chemically; "The enzyme ligated"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
bind - form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
3.ligate - bind with a bandage or ligature; "ligate the artery"
surgery - the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures; "he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"
bandage - dress by covering or binding; "The nurse bandaged a sprained ankle"; "bandage an incision"
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Translations

li·gate

v. ligar, aplicar una ligadura.
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