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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Anything that constricts, or serves for binding or tying.

Usage examples (36)
  • They used a ligature to tie the pole to the tree.
  • In addition to being bludgeoned, she had been strangled with a "ligature," the sources said, meaning some type of cord was likely used.
  • Autopsy results identified Ingram's cause of death as strangulation by ligature, meaning she had been choked by some type of object such as a rope or extension cord.
  • Once the reader figures out the notion of ligature itself thee are all manner of burbling connective pleasures. for more
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