Word of The Day for Monday, March 14, 2011


ju•gu•late (JOO-gyuh-leyt, JUHG-yuh-)  v

1. to check or suppress (often said of disease) by extreme measures
2. to cut the throat of; kill
jugulated past participle; jugulated past tense; jugulating present participle; jugulates 3rd person singular present;  jugulation noun

1615–25;  from Latin jugulatus, past participle of jugulare  "to cut the throat of", from jugul "throat" , from jug "yoke"

Related Words: jugular

Sentence Examples:
• However, occasional passages of guerrillas in the boundary areas of the country where it abuts on Laos and Viet-Nam are, of course, impossible to jugulate entirely. Not that total jugulation of the South Vietnamese border area would by now guarantee eventual victory any more than the successful closing of the Algero-Tunisian border brought the French victory in the Alergian war. -Street without joy, Bernard B. Fall

• So convinced am I that the salts and acid solution used boldly will jugulate most cases of dysentery, that hereafter (unless contra-indicated) I shall try to jugulate the disease first. -The Medical era: a practical medical magazine, Solomon Claiborne Martin

• To comprehend fully the idea of jugulation we must be vitalists, for the organic physicians fail more or less to jugulate a disease outside of intermittent fever, and even this will return under their treatment, whether they attend to the miaspis. the microbes, or the toxic condition of the blood. -American medical journal, 1891

Sources: Dictionary.com

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