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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.]
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
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|Noun||1.||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
|2.||strangler - someone who kills by strangling|