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strangulate

verb stran·gu·late \ˈstraŋ-gyə-ˌlāt\
stran·gu·lat·edstran·gu·lat·ing

Definition of STRANGULATE

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

Origin of STRANGULATE

Latin strangulatus, past participle of strangulare
First Known Use: 1665

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strangulate

verb stran·gu·late \ˈstraŋ-gyə-ˌlāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
stran·gu·lat·edstran·gu·lat·ing

Medical Definition of STRANGULATE

transitive verb
intransitive verb
:  to become constricted so as to stop circulation <the hernia will strangulate and become necrotic>

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