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strangulate

stran·gu·late

strangulate

 
pronunciation:
straeng gy leIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: strangulated, strangulates, strangulating
definition 1: to choke or stifle; strangle.
definition 2: to compress or block (a body passage) so as to cut off the flow of air, blood, or the like, esp. by surgical procedure.
derivation: strangulation (n.)