strangling

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Strangle \Stran"gle\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Strangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strangling}.] [OF. estrangler, F. ['e]trangler, L. strangulare, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? a halter; and perhaps akin to E. string, noun Cf. {Strain}, {String}.]

1. To compress the windpipe of (a person or animal) until death results from stoppage of respiration; to choke to death by compressing the throat, as with the hand or a rope.

Our Saxon ancestors compelled the adulteress to strangle herself. --Ayliffe.

2. To stifle, choke, or suffocate in any manner.

Shall I not then be stifled in the vault, . . . And there die strangled ere my Romeo comes? --Shak.

3. To hinder from appearance; to stifle; to suppress. "Strangle such thoughts." --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

strangling

noun

1: the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe; "no evidence that the choking was done by the accused" [syn: {choking}, {strangling}, {strangulation}, {throttling}]

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