verb (used with object), strangulated, strangulating.
Pathology, Surgery. to compress or constrict (a duct, intestine, vessel, etc.) so as to prevent circulation or suppress function.

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

strangulable [strang-gyuh-luh-buhl] , adjective
strangulation, noun
strangulative, adjective
strangulatory [strang-gyuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
unstrangulable, adjective Unabridged
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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
[C18: from Latin strangulāt-, past participle stem of strangulāre to strangle]

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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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