Definition of strangulate in English:

strangulate

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Medicine
    Prevent circulation of the blood supply through (a part of the body, especially a hernia) by constriction.

    ‘a strangulated hernia’
    • ‘He said the defendant decided to do away with her cousin when she could not repay the loan, and had her strangulated, by two close aides.’
    • ‘He subsequently underwent surgery to remove six feet of small intestine, which had strangulated itself because a benign tumor of fat cells that restricted blood flow.’
    • ‘Pain is not common but can occur when the pile is strangulated or clotted.’
    • ‘If a child was doing it, it could encircle and strangulate part of the body and that would interfere with the blood supply.’
    • ‘These can get caught on objects and strangulate the child.’
    • ‘His best feathered friend is an adopted Canada goose named Gilligan that he saved from strangulating in a fishing net, an ongoing love affair that will soon become a children's book.’
    • ‘Amniotic bands that connected a hypocoiled cord to the fetal neck and strangulated the neck were seen in one case.’
    • ‘Acutely strangulated haemorrhoids occur as a result of thrombus formation resulting in gross swelling, irreducible prolapse, and severe pain.’
  • 2informal Strangle; throttle.

    ‘the poor woman died strangulated’
    • ‘He came up with the scheme in response to strangulating trading blocks imposed by England, which had led to widespread poverty in Scotland.’
    • ‘Mr Surjewala said the government had strangulated the democracy in Haryana by registering false criminal cases against Congress leaders and workers.’
    • ‘He has beaten up his mother and children and even tried to strangulate one child.’
    • ‘Indian fashion is at a different stage of development and just arbitrarily dumping foreign trends into clothes stores strangulates Indian tastes and style.’
    • ‘In the more humane 19th cent., however, the sight of poor folk being strangulated for minor offences became less acceptable, and other methods of crime prevention were sought.’
    • ‘Using strangulated syntax instead of plain English means that the real meaning can be concealed from all save the magic circle of fellow-professionals who are in on the act.’
    • ‘The Government has decided to legislate, regulate and, as usual, strangulate.’
    • ‘As a consequence, the city is reduced to humdrum of brick and mortar breeding environmental and health hazards while strangulating human existence.’
    • ‘The minorities, especially the ten million Christians, are physically, socially and spiritually strangulated and trapped under the Blasphemy Law in Pakistan.’
    • ‘In the 1990s and beyond, institutions of higher education in Africa, especially the universities, must contend with several interrelated major problems, whose combined effect threatens to strangulate them…’
    • ‘As the project is executed with aid from the World Bank, there may be several strings attached that may eventually strangulate the unsuspecting customers whose immediate need is water.’
    • ‘All of a sudden - when the working classes benefit - we get a massed chorus warning of money's strangulating effect.’
    • ‘The car's waist got higher and fatter and the engine became increasingly strangulated by anti-emissions equipment as the years rolled by.’
    • ‘This absorbs the human resources of the police and reduces their ability to strangulate the supply route.’
    • ‘But the law is free of that strangulating formalism that is seen as a burden rather than a blessing.’
    throttle, choke, garrotte
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    1. 2.1as adjective strangulated Sounding as though the speaker's throat is constricted.
      ‘a strangulated cry’
      • ‘The gruff, strangulated tones seemed to reflect the woman's petulant desires and suffocated potential, making her initially quite grotesque but ultimately deeply sympathetic.’
      • ‘Though he can do all the pro forma stuff in bigger settings, his performances can be stiff and strangulated.’
      • ‘Mason's low, slightly strangulated voice is perfect for suggesting the thin-lipped intensity of his newly unpeeled anger.’
      • ‘The music is volatile: its percussion tribal and its lead like a snake charmer's flute, strangulated forever.’
      • ‘Her voice is as sexy as ever, yet, for such a small venue as the Blue Heron Arts Center, often too loud, and sometimes curiously strangulated.’
      • ‘Kristin doesn't so much sing as offer strangulated, childlike whispers that are often double-tracked.’

Origin

Mid 17th century (in the sense suffocate): from Latin strangulat- choked from the verb strangulare (see strangle).

Pronunciation:

strangulate

/ˈstraNGɡyəˌlāt/