strangler


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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.

strangler

(ˈstræŋɡlə)
n
1. a person or thing that strangles
2. (Botany) a plant, esp a fig in tropical rainforests, that starts as an epiphyte but sends roots to the ground and eventually forms a tree with many aerial roots, usually killing the host
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strangler - an epiphytic vine or tree whose aerial roots extend down the trunk of a supporting tree and coalesce around it eventually strangling the tree
Clusia major, Clusia rosea, pitch apple, strangler fig - a common tropical American clusia having solitary white or rose flowers
aerophyte, air plant, epiphyte, epiphytic plant - plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it
2.strangler - someone who kills by strangling
killer, slayer - someone who causes the death of a person or animal
Translations

strangler

[ˈstræŋgləʳ] Nestrangulador(a) m/f

strangler

[ˈstræŋglər] nétrangleur m

strangler

nWürger(in) m(f)

strangler

[ˈstræŋgləʳ] nstrangolatore/trice
References in classic literature ?
With the storm that is called "spirit" did I blow over thy surging sea; all clouds did I blow away from it; I strangled even the strangler called "sin.
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No one knows better than he how to throw the Punjab lasso, for he is the king of stranglers even as he is the prince of conjurors.
It was thereabouts that Feringhea, the Thuggee chief, king of the stranglers, held his sway.
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The suspect, who was imprisoned on sexual assault charges and not the Strangler murders, confessed in prison.
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