• WordNet 3.6
    • n strangulation the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe "no evidence that the choking was done by the accused"
    • n strangulation (pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid "strangulation of the intestine"
    • n strangulation the condition of having respiration stopped by compression of the air passage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Strangulation (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.
    • Strangulation The act of strangling, or the state of being strangled.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n strangulation The act or state of strangling; a sudden and violent compression of the windpipe, constriction being applied directly to the neck, either around it or in the fore part, or from within the esophagus, so as to prevent the passage of air, and thereby suspend respiration and, if the constriction is prolonged, destroy life.
    • n strangulation In pathology, the state of a part too closely constricted, as the intestine in strangulated hernia.
    • n strangulation Excessive or abnormal constriction of any kind.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Strangulation act of strangling: compression of the throat and partial suffocation: the state of a part abnormally constricted
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. strangulatio,: cf. F. strangulation,. See Strangle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estrangler (Fr. étrangler)—L. strangulāre, -ātum—Gr. strangaloein, to strangle, strangos, twisted.


In literature:

At times, as the waters of the awful sea called the Past dash over me, I almost die of strangulation.
"Fifteen Years in Hell" by Luther Benson
She had several times attempted suicide by drowning and strangulation.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XIX, No. 470, Jan. 3, 1885" by Various
It is a kind of strangulation, selfish and small.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
It took ten minutes for some of them to die by strangulation.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
So he feigned strangulation, and Owen had been deceived.
"Square Deal Sanderson" by Charles Alden Seltzer
The smoke would kill by strangulation, but evidently there was nothing especially poisonous in its nature.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putman Serviss
More than seven tenths of the suicides were effected by strangulation or drowning.
"Scientific American, Volume XXXVI., No. 8, February 24, 1877" by Various
Then came a startling, sickening sound as of some one undergoing the tortures of strangulation.
"Cape Cod Folks" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
To unclasp it would be certain strangulation.
"The Fatal Cord" by Mayne Reid
He described the body, and gave it as his opinion that death was due to strangulation.
"The Childerbridge Mystery" by Guy Boothby

In news:

A 69-year-old Holmes Beach man faces a felony domestic battery by strangulation charge after being arrested Nov 27 at his residence in the 6800 block of Marina Drive.
The Ramsey County attorney's office charged Eric Towayne Stallings, 32, of St Paul, on Aug 6, 2010 with terroristic threats and domestic assault by strangulation.
The 57-year-old is charged with strangulation and attempted murder.
New York State Police charged 27-year-old Tyrel Welch of Chelsea Oklahoma with 1st degree sexual abuse and second degree strangulation.
Murder charge in strangulation sent to grand jury.
Murder charge in strangulation death sent to the grand jury.
Columbus police officers kicked in the door of a residence in the 1200 block of Pearl St Monday evening after witnessing a strangulation in progress.
The famous strangulation scene from 1972's The Godfather.
Boyd Dean Cummins, 53, Little Falls, has been charged with one felony count each of domestic assault and domestic assault by strangulation .
Recent news and coverage of Penis Strangulation .
Dream On Me Recalls Children's Bed Rails Due to Suffocation and Strangulation Hazards.
Memphis man gets 25 years in strangulation death of girlfriend.
"The Strangulation of the Sri Lankan Press".
Woman to stand trial in child safety seat strangulation case.
Watertown man charged with strangulation .

In science:

We examine whether early-type galaxies in clusters may have evolved from later types by the fading of their disks (e.g., as a result of ram-pressure stripping or strangulation) or by enhancement of the bulge luminosity (e.g., due to tidal interactions and mergers).
Can Early Type Galaxies Evolve from Fading the Disks of Late Types?
This test reveals no evidence that clusterspecific processes reduce the luminosity of disks, and thus does not support disk fading mechanisms such as ram pressure stripping or strangulation as shapers of the morphological sequence in clusters.
Can Early Type Galaxies Evolve from Fading the Disks of Late Types?
These differences include: high speed collisions, galaxy ’harassment,’, ram pressure stripping, ’strangulation,’ and induced slow collisions (see Figure 8).
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
Strangulation : Current theories of galaxy formation suggest that when a galaxy is accreted onto a larger structure, the gas supply can no longer be replenished by cooling that is suppressed (Larson et al. 1980).
How `heredity' and `environment' shape galaxy properties
This process has been given the quite violent name of ‘strangulation’ (or ‘starvation’ or ‘suffocation’) and it represents one important element of semi-analytic models of galaxy formation.
How `heredity' and `environment' shape galaxy properties