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v. stran·gu·lat·ed, stran·gu·lat·ing, stran·gu·lates
1. To strangle.
2. Medicine To compress, constrict, or obstruct (an organ, duct, or other body part) so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid: strangulate an intestinal hernia.
To be or become strangled, compressed, constricted, or obstructed.
[Latin strangulāre, strangulāt-; see strangle.]
1. (Pathology) to constrict (a hollow organ, vessel, etc) so as to stop the natural flow of air, blood, etc, through it
2. another word for strangle
[C18: from Latin strangulāt-, past participle stem of strangulāre to strangle ]
v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to compress or constrict (a duct, intestine, vessel, etc.) so as to prevent circulation or suppress function.
2. to strangle.
Past participle: strangulated
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|Verb||1.||strangulate - kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he tried to strangle his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"|
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
|2.||strangulate - constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air|
|3.||strangulate - become constricted; "The hernia will strangulate"|