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Word of the Day 06/23/20 Alligate

Alligate (verb)
alligate [ al-i-geyt ]


verb (used with object), al·li·gat·ed, al·li·gat·ing. Obsolete.
1. to attach; bind.

Origin: 1535–45; < Latin alligātus (past participle of alligāre), equivalent to al- al- + lig- bind (see ligature) + -ātus -ate

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ALLIGATE
Alligate -us: fastened or suspended by a thread; like the chrysalis of Papilio, etc.
EXPLANATION OF TERMS USED IN ENTOMOLOGY|JOHN. B. SMITH

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