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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A bandage that stops the flow of blood from an artery by applying pressure.

Usage examples (39)
  • A wedding ring is sort of a tourniquet worn on one's finger to stop circulation.
  • On the soldier's left leg, the tourniquet is above the knee.
  • A tourniquet is a last resort as it cuts off blood supply to the rest of the limb.
  • The tourniquet is a less manageable and not more certain compressor of the arterial trunk than is the hand of an intelligent assistant. for more
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