Synonyms and Antonyms of ligature
1 something that physically prevents free movement the surgeon tied a ligature around the tube to keep it in place Synonyms of ligature band, bind, bracelet, chain, cuff(s), fetter, handcuff(s), irons, bond, manacle(s), shackleWords Related to ligature captivity, confinement, constraint, curb, enchainment, enslavement, hindrance, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, restraint, restriction; entanglement, net, trammel, trap; collar, straitjacket (also straightjacket); fastener, hobble, hold, hold-down, holding, tie
2 a uniting or binding force or influence a common language is often the ligature that unites the people of a nation Synonyms of ligature cement, cord, knot, bond, link, tieWords Related to ligature attachment, connection, fastening, hookup, joint, linkage, linkup, nexus, tie-up, union, yoke; affection, fondness, sympathy; fetter, handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; constraint, curb, hampering, limit, limitation, restraint, restrictionNear Antonyms of ligature detaching, disengaging, parting, separation; unbinding, unfastening, unfettering, untying (or untieing); emancipation, freedom, liberation, release
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