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

Playgrounds and sports are fun, but can bring some serious risks, including strangulation and head injuries. Lauren Harrison, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Safe Kids Carroll: Now’s the time to focus on back-to-school safety," 9 Aug. 2019 Lopez died of stab wounds and strangulation, the Marion County coroner's office said. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "Suspect in woman's killing may be trying to leave the US, Indianapolis police say," 2 Aug. 2019 The apparent cause of death was self-inflicted strangulation. Devon M. Sayers And Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN, "ICE detainee dies in Georgia while waiting to be deported," 25 July 2019 Desmond Harrison was released by the Cardinals after reports emerged the tackle has been charged with assault and strangulation in North Carolina. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "Desmond Harrison released by Arizona Cardinals after strangulation, assault charges," 17 July 2019 For instance, Boyd wants to increase penalties for domestic violence strangulation, since it too is associated with later homicides. Laura Hancock, cleveland.com, "Ohio’s Aisha’s Law shows the complexities, detours of legislative process," 19 July 2019 Lyerla remains held Wednesday in the Lane County Jail on accusations of second-degree assault, strangulation, menacing, coercion and unlawful possession of heroin. oregonlive.com, "Colt Lyerla, former Oregon Ducks football player, accused of attacking girlfriend," 19 June 2019 Officials said Friday that DNA led them to identify a suburban Denver man as a suspect in the 1987 strangulation death of 20-year-old Darlene Krashoc, a soldier stationed at Fort Carson outside Colorado Springs. Fox News, "Man arrested in '87 cold case slaying of soldier in Colorado," 15 June 2019 That led Little to be extradited to Texas and his guilty plea in December in the 1994 strangulation death of Denise Christie Brothers in the West Texas city of Odessa. David Warren, Anchorage Daily News, "Prosecutor: More than 60 deaths now linked to serial killer," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of strangulation

1542, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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strangulation

noun

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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