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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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