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strangulate (ˈstræŋɡjʊˌleɪt Pronunciation for strangulate


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'

Be conscious of loose items of clothing such as ties or scarves, which may be used to strangulate.
British Medical Journal (2002)
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)
``It should not be used to strangulate economic growth or to serve narrow, parochial interest.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)


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