- Pathology, Surgery. to compress or constrict (a duct, intestine, vessel, etc.) so as to prevent circulation or suppress function.
- to strangle.
Origin of strangulate
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Related Words for strangulatesuffocate, inhibit, smother, restrain, gag, kill, clog, congest, drown, gasp, strangle, stifle, fill, circumscribe, cramp, compress, choke, strangulate, asphyxiate, throttle
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- 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 for strangulate
C18: from Latin strangulāt-, past participle stem of strangulāre to strangle
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- 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.
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