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Noun: strangulation  ,strang-gyû'ley-shun
  1. The act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe
    "no evidence that the strangulation was done by the accused";
    - choking, strangling, throttling
  2. The condition of having respiration stopped by compression of the air passage
  3. (pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid
    "strangulation of the intestine"

Derived forms: strangulations

Type of: asphyxiation, constriction, disorder, suffocation, upset

Encyclopedia: Strangulation