Medical Definition of strangle
strangled; strangling \-g(ə-)liŋ\play
transitive verb: to choke to death by compressing the throat with something (as a hand or rope)
2: to obstruct seriously or fatally the normal breathing of <the bone wedged in his throat and strangled him>
intransitive verb: to become strangled : undergo a severe interference with breathing
2: to die from interference with breathing
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