American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.
- v. To cut off the oxygen supply of; smother.
- v. To suppress, repress, or stifle: strangle a scream.
- v. 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. To become strangled.
- v. To die from suffocation or strangulation; choke.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To choke by compression of the windpipe; kill by choking; throttle.
- To suppress; keep from emergence or appearance; stifle.
- To suffocate by drowning. Defoe. Synonyms Choke, Stifle, etc. See
- To be choked or strangled.
- n. Strangulation.
- n. plural An infectious catarrh of the upper air-passages, especially the nasal cavity, of the horse, ass, and mule, associated with suppuration of the submaxillary and other lymphatic glands. The disease usually attacks young animals. Enfeebled health, exposure, and neglect are predisposing causes. It may appear as an epizoötic in large stables. The mortality is from 2 to 3 per cent. The disease begins with fever and a serous discharge from the nose, which later becomes viscid. At the same time a swelling appears under the jaws, indicating inflammation and suppuration of the submaxillary glands. The disease ordinarily lasts several weeks. Complications may, however, appear. The throat and neighboring lymphatics may become involved and the infection extend to various parts of the system, giving rise to pyemia. Specific bacteria (streptococci) have been found in the suppurating glands.
- n. In wrestling, a hold by which the wrestler's breathing is hampered.
- v. transitive To kill someone by squeezing the throat so as to cut off the oxygen supply; to choke, suffocate or throttle.
- v. transitive To stifle or suppress an action.
- v. intransitive To be killed by strangulation, or become strangled.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To compress the windpipe of (a person or animal) until death results from stoppage of respiration; to choke to death by compressing the throat, as with the hand or a rope.
- v. To stifle, choke, or suffocate in any manner.
- v. To hinder from appearance; to stifle; to suppress.
- v. To be strangled, or suffocated.
- v. struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake
- v. prevent the progress or free movement of
- v. die from strangulation
- v. constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
- v. conceal or hide
- v. kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
- From Old French estrangler, from Latin strangulo, from Ancient Greek στραγγαλᾶν (strangalan, "to strangle"), from στραγγάλη (strangalē, "a halter"); compare στραγγός (strangos, "twisted"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English stranglen, from Old French estrangler, from Latin strangulāre, from Greek strangalan, from strangalē, halter. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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