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obligate

 [ob´lĭ-gāt]
not facultative; necessary; compulsory; pertaining to or characterized by the ability to survive only in a particular environment or to assume only a particular role, as an obligate anaerobe.

ob·li·gate

(ob'li-gāt),
Without an alternative system or pathway.
[L. ob-ligo, pp. -atus, to bind to]

obligate

(ŏb′lĭ-gāt′)
adj. (-gĭt, -gāt′)
Able to exist or survive only in a particular environment or by assuming a particular role: an obligate parasite; an obligate anaerobe.
n. (-gĭt, -gāt′)
An obligate organism.

ob′li·ga·ble (-gə-bəl) adj.
ob′li·gate·ly adv.
ob′li·ga′tor n.

obligate

adjective Necessarily; without alternative; required.

obligate

adjective Necessarily; without alternative

ob·li·gate

(ob'li-găt)
Without an alternative system or pathway.
[L. ob-ligo, pp. -atus, to bind to]

obligate

Able to survive only in a particular environment. Used especially of certain parasites.

obligate

(of an organism) being able to live only in one set of conditions. For example, obligate parasites such as the tapeworm require a host for completion of the life cycle; obligate aerobes such as man require atmospheric oxygen for respiration. Compare FACULTATIVE.
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The Asbury-MD's parent corporation is ACOMM, which includes a second obligated group in Pennsylvania, with two senior living campuses, as well other non-obligated entities.
It does not say, merely: If we reasonably believe others are not going to do their part, then we are not obligated to do ours.
Where this is a requirement, researchers working with sexually active teenagers are obligated to take extra measures to protect adolescents' privacy.
* None of the funds under this heading shall be obligated for regional or global programs, except as provided through the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
Moreover, if issued a subpoena he does not feel obligated to obey, the president should address the nation and announce his refusal to cooperate with what he considers a corrupt investigation.
It assumes that because women are generally obligated to pray, they can fulfill the role of shaliah zibbur/cantor in communal prayer.
In other words, the issuer receives cash from investors that it is obligated to repay to them, in the meantime paying a fee for the use of the investors' funds.
The bonds are secured by the accounts and gross revenues of the obligated group (OG).
Boro Park then commenced this action for a judgment declaring that Princeton is obligated to defend and indemnify it in the underlying action.
Excesses in obligated funds of certain agencies like the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) were questioned by Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares.
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This testimony discusses (1) the extent to which DOE has obligated and spent its Recovery Act funds, and (2) the factors that have affected DOE's ability to select and start Recovery Act projects.