1. the act of ligating, especially of surgically tying up a bleeding artery.
  2. anything that binds or ties up; ligature.

n.1590s, from Middle French ligation, from Late Latin ligationem (nominative ligatio), noun of action from past participle stem of ligare “to bind” (see ligament). n.

  1. The act of binding or of applying a ligature.
  2. The state of being bound.
  3. Something that binds; a ligature.

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