Etymology
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strangulation (n.)

1540s, from Latin strangulationem (nominative strangulatio) "a choking, a suffocating," noun of action from past participle stem of strangulare (see strangle). The verb strangulate (1660s) probably is a back-formation from this. Related: Strangulated.

updated on December 07, 2013

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Definitions of strangulation from WordNet

strangulation (n.)
the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe;
Synonyms: choking / strangling / throttling
strangulation (n.)
the condition of having respiration stopped by compression of the air passage;
strangulation (n.)
(pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid;
strangulation of the intestine
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