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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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(laɪˈgeɪ ʃən)

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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
tying, ligature - the act of tying or binding things together
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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n (surg) ligadura; tubal — ligadura de trompas, ligadura tubárica (esp. Esp)
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As per Doug, they considered IVF because of Chesca's ligation.
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Other causes may be unsuccessful tubal ligation, pregnancy due to an intrauterine device (IUD) and infertility treatment.
THD may also be called haemorrhoid ligation, haemorrhoidal artery ligation or doppler guided ligation.
Most preferred method of contraception was tubal ligation 37% and condoms 29% vasectomy being the least preferred.