strangulation

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strangulation

[‚straŋ·gyə′lā·shən]
(medicine)
Asphyxiation due to obstruction of the air passages, as by external pressure on the neck.
Constriction of a part producing arrest of the circulation, as strangulation of a hernia.
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He went on to assault his daughter and tried to strangulate her.
"We were sitting outside the District Collector's office; my father arrived there and tried to strangulate me.