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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Deligate \Del"i*gate\, v. t. [L. deligatus, p. p. of deligare to bind up; de- + ligare to bind.] (Surg.) To bind up; to bandage.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1840, from Latin deligatus "bound fast," from deligare "to bind fast," from de- (see de-) + ligare "to bind" (see ligament).


vb. (context surgery dated transitive English) To bind up; to bandage.

Usage examples of "deligate".

Of wanting to run all over the ship and do everything personally, yet be able only to deligate responsibilities even in an emergency?