Definition of strangulation
Examples of strangulation in a Sentence
The cause of death was strangulation.
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Rindahl is facing preliminary charges of battery, strangulation and violation of a protective order, police said.
The deputy dug up the dog's body and took it to a veterinarian for a necropsy, which confirmed the cause of death to be strangulation.
His body was later found with signs of strangulation near a farm owned by Lyons’ father, according to a lawyer representing Zapa’s family and Colombian media reports.
A warrant was issued for Power on the charges of strangulation and assault and battery on a household or family member.
Lohnes, 46, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges filed in the 2016 strangulation deaths of Calumet Township precinct committeewoman Velia Taneff, 86, and her daughter, Lana Taneff, 63.
O’Brien obtained a warrant for Gninia’s arrest Monday after learning last week that his wife’s death had been ruled a homicide by strangulation.
A Sterling man, 29, was charged with domestic assault and strangulation.
But the attacks still seem a harbinger of further mayhem, especially at a time when the slow strangulation of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, means that more young Westerners drawn to its cause are left to plot havoc at home.
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Definition of strangulation for English Language Learners
: the act of killing someone by squeezing the throat : the act of strangling someone
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