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tying

Definitions of tying
  1. noun
    the act of tying or binding things together
    synonyms: ligature
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    types:
    ligation
    (surgery) tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature (as to prevent bleeding during surgery)
    tubal ligation
    a sterilization procedure with women; both Fallopian tubes are tied in two places and the tubes removed in between the ligations
    type of:
    attachment, fastening
    the act of fastening things together
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