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strangulate

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verb stran·gu·late \ˈstraŋ-gyə-ˌlāt\

Definition of strangulate

strangulated

strangulating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  strangle, constrict

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become constricted so as to stop circulation <the hernia will strangulate>



Origin and Etymology of strangulate

Latin strangulatus, past participle of strangulare


First Known Use: 1665


Medical Dictionary

strangulate

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verb stran·gu·late \ˈstraŋ-gyə-ˌlāt\

Medical Definition of strangulate

strangulated

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strangulating

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  strangle

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to become constricted so as to stop circulation <the hernia will strangulate and become necrotic>




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