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Strangulation

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strangulation

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

2. (Science: medicine) 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.

Origin: L. Strangulatio: cf. F. Strangulation. See Strangle.