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Verb: strangulate  'strang-gyu,leyt
  1. Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
    "he tried to strangulate his opponent";
    - strangle, throttle
     
  2. Constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air
     
  3. Become constricted
    "The hernia will strangulate"

Derived forms: strangulated, strangulates, strangulating

Type of: compact, compress, constrict, constringe, contract, kill, narrow, press, squeeze

Encyclopedia: Strangulate