verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin strangulatus, past participle of strangulare Date: 1665 transitive verb strangle, constrict intransitive verb to become constricted so as to stop circulation <
the hernia will strangulate

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  • strangulate — index constrict (inhibit), stifle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • strangulate — [straŋ′gyə lāt΄] vt. strangulated, strangulating [< L strangulatus, pp. of strangulare] 1. STRANGLE 2. Med. to constrict (a tube, herniated organ, etc.) so as to cut off a flow, esp. so as to cut off circulation of the blood vi. Med. to become …   English World dictionary

  • strangulate — stran·gu·late straŋ gyə .lāt vb, lat·ed; lat·ing vt STRANGLE vi to become constricted so as to stop circulation <the hernia will strangulate and become necrotic> …   Medical dictionary

  • strangulate — strangulable /strang gyeuh leuh beuhl/, adj. strangulation, n. strangulative, adj. strangulatory /strang gyeuh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /strang gyeuh layt /, v.t., strangulated, strangulating. 1. Pathol., Surg. to compress or constrict (a… …   Universalium

  • strangulate — verb a) To stop flow through a vessel. b) To strangle …   Wiktionary

  • strangulate — stran·gu·late || stræŋgjÉ™leɪt / jÊŠl v. strangle, choke to death, throttle by compressing the windpipe and preventing the intake of air, asphyxiate; become strangled; compress or obstruct a body passage (Physiology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • strangulate — [ straŋgjʊleɪt] verb [often as adjective strangulated] 1》 Medicine prevent blood circulation through (a part, especially a hernia) by constriction. 2》 informal strangle.     ↘[as adjective strangulated] sounding as though the speaker s throat is… …   English new terms dictionary

  • strangulate — verb (I, T) if a part of your body strangulates or is strangulated, it becomes tightly pressed so that the flow of blood stops …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • strangulate — stran·gu·late …   English syllables

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