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tourniquet

noun [C]     /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.Medical dressings, supports and devices
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