v. t.1.To strangle.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The work gained in popularity by being placed on the Papal Index in 1606, and by being attacked, notably by the Jesuit Francois Garasse, who saw Charron as dangerous 'pour ce qu'il estouffe et estrangle doucement, et comme avec un cordon de soye, le sentiment de la religion'.