strangulation

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noun stran·gu·la·tion \ˌstraŋ-gyə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of strangulation

  1. 1 :  the action or process of strangling or strangulating

  2. 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

  1. The cause of death was strangulation.

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First Known Use of strangulation

1542


STRANGULATION Defined for English Language Learners

strangulation

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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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strangulation

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noun stran·gu·la·tion \ˌstraŋ-gyə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of strangulation

  1. 1:  the action or process of strangling or strangulating

  2. 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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