strangulation

2 definitions found

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

Strangulation \Stran"gu*la'tion\, noun [L. strangulatio: cf. F. strangulation. See {Strangle}.]

1. The act of strangling, or the state of being strangled.

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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

strangulation

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}]

2: the condition of having respiration stopped by compression of the air passage

3: (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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