Definition of strangulation in English:



  • 1The action or state of strangling or being strangled.

    ‘death due to strangulation’
    • ‘A post-mortem examination confirmed the cause of death as strangulation.’
    • ‘A police spokesman said: ‘The death was due to strangulation.’’
    • ‘A post-mortem examination later found the cause of death was oxygen starvation of the brain due to strangulation.’
    • ‘She also had asphyxia due to strangulation; the hyoid bone directly under the bruising was fractured.’
    • ‘The reported cause of death was cardiorespiratory arrest caused by asphyxia as a result of strangulation and aspiration of gastric contents.’
    • ‘The majority of these deaths resulted from suffocation or strangulation caused by entrapment of the child's head in various structures of the bed.’
    • ‘‘Such strangulation can cause sufficient brain damage to kill somebody if the blood supply is stopped for a few minutes,’ he said.’
    • ‘The homicide charge laid in connection with the strangulation death has been raised to first-degree murder.’
    • ‘But he added that the same lack of findings meant he also could not rule out other possibilities, such as strangulation, sexual assault or deliberate drowning.’
    • ‘The cause of death was strangulation although the pathologist could not rule out a smothering by a pillow.’
    • ‘The batterer may also turn to physical violence - kicking, punching, grabbing, slapping or strangulation, for example.’
    • ‘The conspiracy angle arose after Gandhi Hospital forensic doctors declared that the actress died due to strangulation and rape.’
    • ‘Two cases with autopsies were excluded because nonmedical issues were being adjudicated in a workman's compensation case and a medical examiner's case with a diagnosis of strangulation.’
    • ‘They can cause strangulation by catching on things.’
    • ‘A pathologist said the cause of death was from strangulation.’
    • ‘It is stated that the death of victim had been caused due to strangulation.’
    • ‘Three fourths of the deaths were caused by entrapment in the bed structure leading to suffocation or strangulation.’
    • ‘The cause of death was given as strangulation by ligature.’
    • ‘Infants who cannot yet lift their heads are especially at risk for suffocation and strangulation.’
    • ‘If the cause of death had been strangulation or a blow to the head, would you necessarily expect to find DNA evidence in the home?’
  • 2Medicine
    The condition in which circulation of blood to a part of the body (especially a hernia) is cut off by constriction.

    • ‘Prophylactic surgical treatment should be recommended in this situation to avoid a potential catastrophic strangulation of bowel later.’
    • ‘A second risk is strangulation of the hernia, which occurs when the protruding tissue swells and cuts off the blood supply to the loop of intestine within it.’
    • ‘Inguinal hernias in babies and children however do need surgery to prevent strangulation.’
    • ‘Operations for complications such as strangulation or perforation, should they occur, are relatively straightforward and have a high success rate.’
    • ‘The cord complications seen in their study were thrombosis, cord prolapse, umbilical vessel rupture, true knot, and cord encirclement with strangulation.’
    tightening, narrowing, shrinking, squeezing
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