AskDefine | Define strangulate

Dictionary Definition



1 kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he tried to strangle his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes" [syn: strangle, throttle]
2 constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air
3 become constricted; "The hernia will strangulate"

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. To stop flow through a vessel.
  2. To strangle.

Extensive Definition

Strangulating is the process of constricting flow of blood supply to a tissue.

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