strangulate

verb
stran·​gu·​late | \ ˈstraŋ-gyə-ˌlāt How to pronounce strangulate (audio) \
strangulated; strangulating

Definition of strangulate

intransitive verb

: to become constricted so as to stop circulation the hernia will strangulate

Examples of strangulate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Birdlike calls periodically ring out, but they are confined, desperate, strangulated. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 27 Apr. 2020 There’s a general sense of strangulating grief-doom, dramatized with scenes where crazy stuff happens to someone who suddenly WAKES UP in their bed. Darren Franich, EW.com, 9 Jan. 2020 Clarinetist Robert Woolfrey was amusingly strangulated in the passage where the noose is tightened around Till's neck, and first associate concertmaster Peter Otto played his solo passages with style and grace. Zachary Lewis, cleveland.com, 8 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of strangulate

1665, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for strangulate

Latin strangulatus, past participle of strangulare

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The first known use of strangulate was in 1665

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“Strangulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strangulate. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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strangulate

verb
stran·​gu·​late | \ ˈstraŋ-gyə-ˌlāt How to pronounce strangulate (audio) \
strangulated; strangulating

Medical Definition of strangulate

intransitive verb

: to become constricted so as to stop circulation the hernia will strangulate and become necrotic

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