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Adjective: strangled  strang-guld
  1. Held in check with difficulty
    "a strangled scream";
    - smothered, stifled, suppressed
Verb: strangle  strang-gul
  1. Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
    "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes";
    - strangulate, throttle
  2. Suppress in order to conceal or hide
    "strangle a laugh";
    - smother, stifle, muffle, repress
  3. Die from strangulation
  4. Prevent the progress or free movement of
    "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries";
    - hamper, halter, cramp
  5. Constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
    - choke
  6. Struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake
    - gag, choke, suffocate

See also: inhibited

Type of: asphyxiate, bottle up, bound, compact, compress, confine, constrict, contract, hurt, inhibit, kill, limit, press, restrict, squeeze, stifle, suffer, suffocate, suppress, throttle, trammel

Encyclopedia: Strangled