Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of strangling or strangulating.
  • n. The state of being strangled or strangulated.
  • n. Pathology Constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or another fluid: strangulation of the intestine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the act of strangling or the state of being strangled
  • n. the constriction of the air passage or other body part that cuts off the flow of a fluid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of strangling, or the state of being strangled.
  • n. Inordinate compression or constriction of a tube or part, as of the throat; especially, such as causes a suspension of breathing, of the passage of contents, or of the circulation, as in cases of hernia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or state of strangling; a sudden and violent compression of the windpipe, constriction being applied directly to the neck, either around it or in the fore part, or from within the esophagus, so as to prevent the passage of air, and thereby suspend respiration and, if the constriction is prolonged, destroy life.
  • n. In pathology, the state of a part too closely constricted, as the intestine in strangulated hernia.
  • n. Excessive or abnormal constriction of any kind.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe
  • n. (pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid
  • n. the condition of having respiration stopped by compression of the air passage

Etymologies

From Latin strangulatio ("choking suffocation"), from strangulare ("to choke, suffocate"); see strangle. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I believe it reasonable to believe that strangulation is the strategy, and that has begun towork.

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  • "If the strangulation is prolonged, which is something that can happen very quickly, death or serious injury can result."

    CDC warns of 'choking game' deaths, risks

  • Therefore it seems to me of some importance to know whether strangulation is now coming to be the normal practice.

    As I Please

  • "The overall pattern of injuries indicate an episode of manual compression of the neck that is known as strangulation," Mr Lickley told the jury.

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  • The strangulation was the sum of all his frustrations and fears.

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  • Almost sounds like an autoerotic self-strangulation, which is quite different from suicide.

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  • The strangulation is a classical method of killing in this kind of a situation as opposed obviously to shooting, stabbing, and even beating.

    CNN Transcript Sep 16, 2009

  • And the strangulation is a classical method of killing in this kind of a situation as opposed, obviously, to shooting, stabbing, and even beating.

    CNN Transcript Sep 16, 2009

  • The strangulation was the cause of death and the dismemberment was clearly after death, and most likely done for the purpose of trying to conceal the murder and dispose of the body.

    CNN Transcript Mar 5, 2007

  • There was one regrettable aspect of the system for which no solution had yet been found: 'When an undesirable dies of strangulation, which is what this is, technically, his bowels often empty automatically, also his bladder, and we have found no way to prevent this.

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