strangulation


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stran·gu·la·tion

 (străng′gyə-lā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of strangling or strangulating.
b. The state of being strangled or strangulated.
2. Medicine Constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or another fluid: strangulation of the intestine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strangulation - the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipestrangulation - 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
2.strangulation - the condition of having respiration stopped by compression of the air passage
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
3.strangulation - (pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid; "strangulation of the intestine"
constriction - the action or process of compressing
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
Translations
خَنْق
zardoušení
kvælningstrangulering
eltöm és
kyrking
škrteniezaškrtenie
boğ ma

strangulation

[ˌstræŋgjʊˈleɪʃən] Nestrangulación f

strangulation

[ˌstræŋgjʊˈleɪʃən] nstrangulation f
She died by strangulation → Elle est morte par strangulation.

strangulation

n
(= being strangled)Ersticken nt; (= act of strangling)Erwürgen nt, → Erdrosseln nt; death was due to strangulationder Tod trat durch Ersticken ein
(Med) → Abschnürung f, → Abbindung f

strangulation

[ˌstræŋgjʊˈleɪʃn] nstrangolamento

strangle

(ˈstrӕŋgl) verb
to kill by gripping or squeezing the neck tightly, eg by tightening a cord etc round it. He strangled her with a nylon stocking; This top button is nearly strangling me!
ˌstranguˈlation (-gju-) noun

stran·gu·la·tion

n. estrangulación.
1. asfixia o sofocación gen. causada por obstrucción de las vías aéreas;
2. constricción de un órgano o estructura debida a compresión.

strangulation

n estrangulación f
References in classic literature ?
He had lived in India and acquired an incredible skill in the art of strangulation.
This execution quieted the ill- disposed, who resolved to allow themselves to die of hunger--this death always appearing to them more slow and less sure than strangulation.
This spectacle of gradual strangulation made the youth writhe, and once as his friend rolled his eyes, he saw something in them that made him sink wailing to the ground.
After the councilor had died -- whether by strangulation or naturally is of no consequence -- the house had been sold, then abandoned, and lastly isolated from the other houses of the street.
This," says Grandfather Smallweed, alluding to the bearer, who has been in danger of strangulation and who withdraws adjusting his windpipe, "is the driver of the cab.
Gasping as though in the throes of strangulation the fellow pitched forward at Tarzan's feet.
The mother writhed in uneasy slumber, her chest wheezing as if she were in the agonies of strangulation.
I may spare myself the details; it was my poor mother, dead of strangulation by human hands!
But these, too, soon ceased, and a semi-silence settled down, broken by groans and sobs and sounds of strangulation.
Here the examining magistrate readily confirmed the decision of the doctor that, if the murderer had pressed her throat a few seconds longer, Mademoiselle Stangerson would have died of strangulation.
With a diabolical insight into the strongest part of his position, he is no sooner taken by the throat than he curls up his legs, forces his assailant to hang him, as it were, and gurgles in his throat, and screws his body, and twists, as already undergoing the first agonies of strangulation.
The trapper was in the act of raising himself from this successful exploit, when he felt the hand of Weucha grasping his throat, as if determined to suppress his voice by the very unequivocal process of strangulation.