Synonyms and Antonyms of ligature
something that physically prevents free movement
- The surgeon tied a ligature around the tube to keep it in place.
band, bind, bond, bracelet, chain, cuff(s), fetter, handcuff(s), irons, manacle(s), shackle
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
a uniting or binding force or influence
- A common language is often the ligature that unites the people of a nation.
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, restriction