strangulation

noun

stran·​gu·​la·​tion ˌstraŋ-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce strangulation (audio)
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 District Attorney’s Office said strangulation in domestic violence incidents is a common precursor to homicide. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 May 2024 Susann's cause of death was cited as ligature strangulation and the manner a homicide. Tracy Smith, CBS News, 18 May 2024 Police say an autopsy indicated Peggi died from strangulation. Samira Asma-Sadeque, Peoplemag, 24 May 2024 Ormes made headlines in April after he was charged with felony first-degree strangulation and misdemeanors for menacing and fourth-degree assault. Jolene Almendarez, The Enquirer, 19 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for strangulation 

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Word History

First Known Use

1542, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of strangulation was in 1542

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Cite this Entry

“Strangulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strangulation. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

strangulation

noun
stran·​gu·​la·​tion ˌstraŋ-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce strangulation (audio)
1
: an act or process of strangling
2
: the state of being strangled

Medical Definition

strangulation

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