Definition of strangulation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌstræŋɡjuˈleɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌstræŋɡjuˈleɪʃn//
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  1. 1the act of killing somebody by squeezing their throat tightly; the state of being killed in this way to die of slow strangulation
  2. 2(disapproving) the act of preventing something from growing or developing the strangulation of the human spirit
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin strangulatio(n-), from strangulare, from Greek strangalan, from strangalē ‘halter’, related to strangos ‘twisted’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: strangulation