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  • n. someone who strangles, especially who murders by strangling
  • n. an epiphyte whose aerial roots eventually strangle the tree on which it grows

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, strangles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which strangles or destroys.

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

  • n. someone who kills by strangling
  • n. an epiphytic vine or tree whose aerial roots extend down the trunk of a supporting tree and coalesce around it eventually strangling the tree


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