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Meaning of strangulate

stran•gu•late

Pronunciation: (strang'gyu-lāt"), [key]
— -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
  1. to compress or constrict (a duct, intestine, vessel, etc.) so as to prevent circulation or suppress function.
  2. to strangle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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