[ strang-gyuh-leyt ]
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verb (used with object),stran·gu·lat·ed, stran·gu·lat·ing.
  1. Pathology, Surgery. to compress or constrict (a duct, intestine, vessel, etc.) so as to prevent circulation or suppress function.

Origin of strangulate

1655–65; <Latin strangulātus, past participle of strangulāre to strangle; see -ate1

Other words from strangulate

  • stran·gu·la·ble [strang-gyuh-luh-buhl], /ˈstræŋ gyə lə bəl/, adjective
  • stran·gu·la·tion, noun
  • stran·gu·la·tive, adjective
  • stran·gu·la·to·ry [strang-gyuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˈstræŋ gyə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
  • un·stran·gu·la·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use strangulate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for strangulate


/ (ˈstræŋɡjʊˌleɪt) /

  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

Origin of strangulate

C18: from Latin strangulāt-, past participle stem of strangulāre to strangle

Derived forms of strangulate

  • strangulation, noun

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