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Meaning of STRANGULATION

Pronunciation:  `strangyû'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe; "no evidence that the choking was done by the accused"
  2. [n]  (pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid; "strangulation of the intestine"
  3. [n]  the condition of having respiration stopped by compression of the air passage
 

STRANGULATION is a 13 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: choking, strangling, throttling
 
 See Also: asphyxiation, constriction, disorder, suffocation, upset

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Stran"gu*la`tion\, n. [L. strangulatio: cf. F.
strangulation. See {Strangle}.]
1. The act of strangling, or the state of being strangled.

2. (Med.) Inordinate compression or constriction of a tube or
   part, as of the throat; especially, such as causes a
   suspension of breathing, of the passage of contents, or of
   the circulation, as in cases of hernia.

 

 

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