verb (used with object), stran·gu·lat·ed, stran·gu·lat·ing.
- strangulated hernia,
Origin of strangulate
Examples from the Web for strangulation
Sarah Covington Anderson faced the same charges, with an added assault by strangulation.
A coroner ruled that she had died from suffocation or strangulation.Could Ariel Castro Be Linked to the 1981 Murder of Tammy Seals?|Christine Pelisek|May 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Winston Ross|February 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall said Tuesday that the cause of death was asphyxiation due to strangulation.
"By strangulation," said the old gipsy, raising her palsied hand to her throat.Rookwood|William Harrison Ainsworth
When one has narrowly escaped death by strangulation one may be pardoned some slight mental haziness.Alias The Lone Wolf|Louis Joseph Vance
That seems the exact point between ornament and strangulation.The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb|Charles Lamb
Adulterers who were found guilty merely upon circumstantial evidence also suffered death by strangulation.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2|Hubert Howe Bancroft
The veil across the mouth, in a climate where every breath of fresh air is precious, must be but a slower kind of strangulation.
Word Origin for strangulate
1540s, from Latin strangulationem (nominative strangulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of strangulare (see strangle).