strangulation

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From Latin strangulatio (choking, suffocation), from strangulare (to choke, suffocate); see strangle.

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strangulation (countable and uncountable, plural strangulations)

  1. The act of strangling or the state of being strangled.
    • 1963 June, “News and Comment: The North-West and the Plan”, in Modern Railways, page 365:
      Road congestion in the Manchester and Liverpool areas has already reached strangulation point and it is regarded as impossible for the roads to handle this displaced traffic; buses already take up to three times as long as the trains to cover the same distance.
  2. The constriction of the air passage or other body part that cuts off the flow of a fluid.

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Noun[edit]

strangulation f (plural strangulations)

  1. strangulation

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