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strangulate

[ strang-gyuh-leyt ]
/ 藞str忙艐 gy蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), stran路gu路lat路ed, stran路gu路lat路ing.
Pathology, Surgery. to compress or constrict (a duct, intestine, vessel, etc.) so as to prevent circulation or suppress function.
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Origin of strangulate

1655鈥65; <Latin strangul膩tus, past participle of strangul膩re to strangle; see -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for strangulate

strangulate
/ (藞str忙艐伞j蕣藢le瑟t) /

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

Derived forms of strangulate

strangulation, noun

Word Origin for strangulate

C18: from Latin strangul膩t-, past participle stem of strangul膩re to strangle
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Medical definitions for strangulate

strangulate
[ str膬nggy蓹-l膩t鈥 ]

v.
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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