[ strang-gyuh-leyt ]
/ ˈstræŋ gyəˌleɪt /
verb (used with object), stran·gu·lat·ed, stran·gu·lat·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
OTHER WORDS FROM strangulate
stran·gu·la·ble [strang-gyuh-luh-buhl], /ˈstræŋ gyə lə bəl/, adjectivestran·gu·la·tion, nounstran·gu·la·tive, adjectivestran·gu·la·to·ry [strang-gyuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˈstræŋ gyə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
Words nearby strangulate
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Example sentences from the Web for strangulate
We strangulate two-thirds of our vowels and swallow half the other third.Humorous Hits and How to Hold an Audience|Grenville Kleiser
British Dictionary definitions for strangulate
/ (ˈstræŋɡjʊˌleɪt) /
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 strangulatestrangulation, noun
Word Origin for strangulate
C18: from Latin strangulāt-, past participle stem of strangulāre to strangle
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Medical definitions for strangulate
[ străng′gyə-lāt′ ]
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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