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tourniquet

noun [C] uk   /ˈtʊə.nɪ.keɪ/ /ˈtɔː-/ us    /ˈtɝː.nɪ.kɪt/
a strip of cloth that is tied tightly around an injured arm or leg to stop it bleeding: If it continues to bleed, you may have to apply a tourniquet to the limb.
(Definition of tourniquet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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