strangulation

noun
stran·​gu·​la·​tion | \ ˌstraŋ-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce strangulation (audio) \

Definition of strangulation

1 : the action or process of strangling or strangulating
2 : the state of being strangled or strangulated especially : excessive or pathological constriction or compression of a bodily tube (such as a blood vessel or a loop of intestine) that interrupts its ability to act as a passage

Examples of strangulation in a Sentence

The cause of death was strangulation.
Recent Examples on the Web The charges also include third-degree strangulation, tampering with a witness and four counts of threatening, police said. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "Willimantic sex offender charged with violent sex assaults on child," 1 Sep. 2020 An autopsy conducted by the state medical examiner determined the cause of death as strangulation and the manner of death as homicide, the release states. Kc Baker, PEOPLE.com, "Conn. Man Allegedly Kills 14-Year-Old Boy After Using Snapchat to ‘Lure’ Him," 31 July 2020 This incldues strangulation, struck by auto, trauma, beaten/stabbed, assault, multiple injuries, and beaten. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Tracking Chicago homicide victims," 28 Aug. 2020 The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department told The Associated Press that Guice was arrested on one count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery and one count of destruction of property. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Ed Orgeron releases statement after Derrius Guice allegations, says quote not accurate," 21 Aug. 2020 Allegations that Gilmer strangled his victim are particularly concerning, Jarmoc said, citing a study that shows a history of strangulation places a victim at a higher risk for more serious injuries or homicide by the hands of an intimate partner. Daniela Altimari, courant.com, "A Connecticut Congressional candidate was arrested on domestic violence charges just days ago -- but GOP insiders knew of the allegations against him for months," 14 Aug. 2020 Police have not charged anyone with homicide but have arrested George Spencer on second- and fourth-degree assault and strangulation charges. oregonlive, "Man arrested after woman found dead in Corvallis hotel room," 12 Aug. 2020 Daniels in 2015 pleaded guilty to first-degree recklessly endangering safety, strangulation and suffocation and substantial battery with the intent to cause bodily harm, all with domestic abuse modifiers. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee man charged in strangling death of woman placed in dumpster as domestic violence homicides spike," 11 Aug. 2020 Guice faces one count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery and one count of destruction of property, the Washington Post reported. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Derrius Guice released by Washington after domestic-violence arrest," 7 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of strangulation

1542, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of strangulation was in 1542

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16 Sep 2020

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“Strangulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strangulation. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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strangulation

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English Language Learners Definition of strangulation

: the act of killing someone by squeezing the throat : the act of strangling someone

strangulation

noun
stran·​gu·​la·​tion | \ ˌstraŋ-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce strangulation (audio) \

Medical Definition of strangulation

1 : the action or process of strangling or strangulating
2 : the state of being strangled or strangulated especially : excessive or pathological constriction or compression of a bodily tube (as a blood vessel or a loop of intestine) that interrupts its ability to act as a passage

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