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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe; (pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid; The condition of having respiration stopped by compression of the air passage.

Usage examples (36)
  • strangulation of the intestine
  • I believe it reasonable to believe that strangulation is the strategy, and that has begun towork.
  • Therefore it seems to me of some importance to know whether strangulation is now coming to be the normal practice.
  • "If the strangulation is prolonged, which is something that can happen very quickly, death or serious injury can result." for more
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