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Definition 1: become constricted - [verb of change]

Samples where strangulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The hernia will strangulate

(strangulate is a kind of ...) become tight or as if tight

"Her throat constricted"

Definition 2: kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air - [verb of contact]

Samples where strangulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tried to strangulate his opponent
  • A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes

Synonyms for strangulate in the sense of this definition

(strangulate is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

(... is a kind of strangulate ) strangle with an iron collar

"people were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain"

(strangulate implies ...) squeeze or press together

"she compressed her lips" "the spasm contracted the muscle"

Definition 3: constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air - [verb of contact]

(strangulate is a kind of ...) squeeze or press together

"she compressed her lips" "the spasm contracted the muscle"

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