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strangulate (ˈstræŋɡjʊˌleɪt


verb (transitive)

  1. to constrict (a hollow organ, vessel, etc) so as to stop the natural flow of air, blood, etc, through it
  2. another word for strangle

Derived Forms

ˌstranguˈlation  noun

Word Origin

C18: from Latin strangulāt-, past participle stem of strangulāre to strangle

Example Sentences Including 'strangulate'

The memory of Finn's bitter, hurt face that night came to her again and she couldn't smother the strangulate sob that emerged.
Cathy Kelly JUST BETWEEN US (2002)


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