Definition of strangulation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    strangulation

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌstræŋɡyəˈleɪʃn//
     
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  1. 1the act of killing someone 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
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