Definition of strangulate in English:

strangulate

Syllabification: stran·gu·late
Pronunciation: /ˈstraNGgyəˌlāt
 
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verb

[with object] (often as adjective strangulated)
  • 1 Medicine Prevent circulation of the blood supply through (a part of the body, especially a hernia) by constriction: a strangulated hernia
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    • Amniotic bands that connected a hypocoiled cord to the fetal neck and strangulated the neck were seen in one case.
    • Acutely strangulated haemorrhoids occur as a result of thrombus formation resulting in gross swelling, irreducible prolapse, and severe pain.
    • Pain is not common but can occur when the pile is strangulated or clotted.
  • 2 informal Strangle; throttle: the poor woman died strangulated
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    • In the more humane 19th cent., however, the sight of poor folk being strangulated for minor offences became less acceptable, and other methods of crime prevention were sought.
    • Mr Surjewala said the government had strangulated the democracy in Haryana by registering false criminal cases against Congress leaders and workers.
    • Using strangulated syntax instead of plain English means that the real meaning can be concealed from all save the magic circle of fellow-professionals who are in on the act.
  • 2.1 (as adjective strangulated) Sounding as though the speaker’s throat is constricted: a strangulated cry
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    • Her voice is as sexy as ever, yet, for such a small venue as the Blue Heron Arts Center, often too loud, and sometimes curiously strangulated.
    • The music is volatile: its percussion tribal and its lead like a snake charmer's flute, strangulated forever.
    • Kristin doesn't so much sing as offer strangulated, childlike whispers that are often double-tracked.

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'suffocate'): from Latin strangulat- 'choked', from the verb strangulare (see strangle).

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