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stran·gle

 (străng′gəl)
v. stran·gled, stran·gling, stran·gles
v.tr.
1.
a. To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.
b. To cut off the oxygen supply of; smother.
2. To suppress, repress, or stifle: strangle a scream.
3. To inhibit the growth or action of; restrict: "That artist is strangled who is forced to deal with human beings solely in social terms" (James Baldwin).
v.intr.
1. To become strangled.
2. To die from suffocation or strangulation; choke.

[Middle English stranglen, from Old French estrangler, from Latin strangulāre, from Greek strangalan, from strangalē, halter.]

stran′gler n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strangling - the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipestrangling - the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe; "no evidence that the choking was done by the accused"
suffocation, asphyxiation - killing by depriving of oxygen
Translations

strangling

[ˈstræŋglɪŋ] Nestrangulación f, estrangulamiento m

strangling

n
(= murder)Mord mdurch Erwürgen
(= act of strangling)Erwürgen nt, → Erdrosseln nt; (fig)Ersticken nt

strangling

[ˈstræŋglɪŋ] nstrangolamento
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His findings were entirely consistent with a significant period of neck compression.
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Thus, the expert opined, the failure to alert the patient's physician to the possibility of internal neck compression was a substantial contributing factor to the patient's death.