Definitions of strangulate
  1. verb
    kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
    synonyms: strangle, throttle
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    garotte, garrote, garrotte, scrag
    strangle with an iron collar
    type of:
    cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly
  2. verb
    constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air
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    compact, compress, constrict, contract, press, squeeze
    squeeze or press together
  3. verb
    become constricted
    “The hernia will strangulate
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    constrict, constringe, narrow
    become tight or as if tight
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