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English noun: strangulation

1. strangulation (act) the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe


SamplesNo evidence that the choking was done by the accused.


Synonymschoking, strangling, throttling


Broader (hypernym)asphyxiation, suffocation

2. strangulation (state) the condition of having respiration stopped by compression of the air passage


Broader (hypernym)disorder, upset

3. strangulation (act) (pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid


SamplesStrangulation of the intestine.


Broader (hypernym)constriction


Domain categorypathology









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