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v. stran·gled, stran·gling, stran·gles
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).
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.]
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|Adj.||1.||strangled - held in check with difficulty; "a smothered cough"; "a stifled yawn"; "a strangled scream"; "suppressed laughter"|
inhibited - held back or restrained or prevented; "in certain conditions previously inhibited conditioned reactions can reappear"