- Pathology, Surgery. to compress or constrict (a duct, intestine, vessel, etc.) so as to prevent circulation or suppress function.
- to strangle.
Origin of strangulate
Examples from the Web for strangulation
Sarah Covington Anderson faced the same charges, with an added assault by strangulation.Beaten By His Church for Being Gay
December 16, 2014
A coroner ruled that she had died from suffocation or strangulation.Could Ariel Castro Be Linked to the 1981 Murder of Tammy Seals?
May 11, 2013
She was severely beaten, with a dozen broken ribs, a lacerated liver, and signs of strangulation that included a fractured thorax.Beautician’s Murder a Strange Tale of Contract Killing and a Sex Change
February 8, 2012
Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall said Tuesday that the cause of death was asphyxiation due to strangulation.The Copycat Killer Mom
August 17, 2010
His tongue was cut out, but strangulation preceded the burning alive.In the Heart of Vosges
The face of the dead man was distorted and blackened by the agony of strangulation.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
I was told that occasionally it led to suicide by drowning or strangulation.In the Forbidden Land
Arnold Henry Savage Landor
"The death was caused by strangulation," said Mrs. Krill, in hard tones.The Opal Serpent
Something like strangulation followed the swallowing of the fluid.Up The Baltic
- to constrict (a hollow organ, vessel, etc) so as to stop the natural flow of air, blood, etc, through it
- another word for strangle
Word Origin and History for strangulation
1540s, from Latin strangulationem (nominative strangulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of strangulare (see strangle).
- The act of strangling or strangulating.
- The state of being strangled or strangulated.
- Constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or another fluid.
- To strangle.
- To compress, constrict, or obstruct a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid.
- To be or become strangled, compressed, constricted, or obstructed.