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 herniaMore example sentences
- 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 strangulatedMore example sentences
- 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 utterer’s throat is constricted: a strangulated cryMore example sentences
- 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.
mid 17th century (in the sense 'suffocate'): from Latin strangulat- 'choked', from the verb strangulare (see strangle).
More definitions of strangulateDefinition of strangulate in:
- The US English dictionary