Definition of strangulation in English:

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Pronunciation: /straŋɡjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
1The action or state of strangling or being strangled: death due to strangulation
More example sentences
  • A police spokesman said: ‘The death was due to strangulation.’
  • She also had asphyxia due to strangulation; the hyoid bone directly under the bruising was fractured.
  • If the cause of death had been strangulation or a blow to the head, would you necessarily expect to find DNA evidence in the home?
2 Medicine The condition in which circulation of blood to a part of the body (especially a hernia) is cut off by constriction.
Example sentences
  • A second risk is strangulation of the hernia, which occurs when the protruding tissue swells and cuts off the blood supply to the loop of intestine within it.
  • Operations for complications such as strangulation or perforation, should they occur, are relatively straightforward and have a high success rate.
  • Inguinal hernias in babies and children however do need surgery to prevent strangulation.

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