From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
2. (Med.) Inordinate compression or constriction of a tube or part, as of the throat; especially, such as causes a suspension of breathing, of the passage of contents, or of the circulation, as in cases of hernia.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
137 Moby Thesaurus words for "strangulation": abbreviation, abolishment, abolition, annihilation, annulment, asphyxia, asphyxiation, astriction, astringency, bar, barrier, beheading, blank wall, blind alley, blind gut, block, blockade, blockage, bottleneck, burking, burning, capital punishment, cecum, cervix, choke, choking, choking off, circumscription, clog, coarctation, compactedness, compaction, compression, compressure, concentration, condensation, congestion, consolidation, constipation, constriction, constringency, contraction, contracture, costiveness, crucifixion, cul-de-sac, curtailment, dead end, decapitation, decollation, decrease, defenestration, deracination, diminuendo, drowning, electrocution, elimination, embolism, embolus, eradication, execution, extermination, extinction, extinguishment, extirpation, fusillade, garrote, gassing, gorge, hanging, hemlock, hourglass, hourglass figure, impasse, impediment, infarct, infarction, isthmus, jam, judicial murder, killing, knitting, lapidation, liquidation, liver death, megadeath, narrow place, narrowing, neck, necktie party, negation, nullification, obstacle, obstipation, obstruction, poisoning, puckering, purge, pursing, reduction, rooting out, sealing off, serum death, shooting, shortening, silencing, smotheration, smothering, snuffing out, solidification, starvation, stifling, stoning, stop, stoppage, stranglement, strangling, striction, stricture, suffocation, suppression, systole, the ax, the block, the chair, the gallows, the gas chamber, the guillotine, the hot seat, the rope, throttling, uprooting, violent death, voiding, wasp waist, watery grave, wrinkling
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