from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To strangle.
- transitive v. Pathology To compress, constrict, or obstruct (an organ, duct, or other body part) so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid: strangulate an intestinal hernia.
- intransitive v. To be or become strangled, compressed, constricted, or obstructed.
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- v. To stop flow through a vessel.
- v. To strangle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Strangulated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as strangulated.
- To strangle; in pathology, to compress so as to suppress the function of a part, as a loop of intestine, a vessel, or a nerve. See strangulated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
- v. constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air
- v. become constricted
Latin strangulāre, strangulāt-; see strangle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)