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 Steven Schuetz, 62, has since been charged with strangulation, terroristic threatening and two counts of assault. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 14 Sep. 2021 The most common methods of suicide among youth are hanging, strangulation, and suffocation, which is reflected in this study as well, Sheftall said. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Sep. 2021 He was arrested earlier this year on a domestic violence/strangulation charge and prosecutors are now seeking to revoke his bond in that case because of the new murder charge. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 31 Aug. 2021 For the first time, the law established that nonfatal strangulation — which Ms. Espirito Santo repeatedly reported — is a criminal offense, bringing up to five years in prison. New York Times, 10 Aug. 2021 The Fort Bend County Medical Examiner's Office determined that Gagnier died of strangulation and traumatic concussion. Greta Bjornson, PEOPLE.com, 2 Sep. 2021 The autopsy revealed that Tracey had drowned, but also noted marks around her neck likely indicating strangulation. Correspondent Maureen Maher, CBS News, 21 Aug. 2021 In January 2020 McKinney, while out on bail in Caudill’s slaying, was arrested again on a charge of first-degree domestic violence strangulation. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 19 Aug. 2021 Carmack was charged with murder, neglect of a dependent resulting in death, domestic battery resulting in death, and strangulation, authorities said. Fox News, 9 Aug. 2021

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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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17 Sep 2021

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“Strangulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strangulation. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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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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