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a. The act of binding or of applying a ligature.
b. The state of being bound.
2. Something that binds; a ligature.
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1. the act of ligating, esp. of surgically tying up a bleeding artery.
2. anything that binds or ties up; ligature.
[1590–1600; < Latin]
lig•a•tive (ˈlɪg ə tɪv) adj.
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|Noun||1.||ligation - (surgery) tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature (as to prevent bleeding during surgery)|
tubal ligation - a sterilization procedure with women; both Fallopian tubes are tied in two places and the tubes removed in between the ligations
surgery - the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures; "he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"
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ligationn (surg) ligadura; tubal — ligadura de trompas, ligadura tubárica (esp. Esp)
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