strangulation

noun stran·gu·la·tion \ ˌstraŋ-gyə-ˈlā-shən \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

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

  1. The cause of death was strangulation.

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First Known Use of strangulation

1542

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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

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

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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