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strangulate

[strang-gyuh-leyt] /ˈstræŋ gyəˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), strangulated, strangulating.
1.
Pathology, Surgery. to compress or constrict (a duct, intestine, vessel, etc.) so as to prevent circulation or suppress function.
2.
to strangle.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin strangulātus, past participle of strangulāre to strangle; see -ate1
Related forms
strangulable
[strang-gyuh-luh-buh l] /ˈstræŋ gyə lə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
strangulation, noun
strangulative, adjective
strangulatory
[strang-gyuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈstræŋ gyə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
unstrangulable, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for strangulate

strangulate

/ˈstræŋɡjʊˌleɪt/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
strangulation, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin strangulāt-, past participle stem of strangulāre to strangle
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strangulate in Medicine

strangulate stran·gu·late (strāng'gyə-lāt')
v. stran·gu·lat·ed, stran·gu·lat·ing, stran·gu·lates

  1. To strangle.

  2. To compress, constrict, or obstruct a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid.

  3. To be or become strangled, compressed, constricted, or obstructed.

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