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Strangulate

Definition

[v] become constricted; "The hernia will strangulate"
[v] constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air
[v] kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he tried to strangle his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"

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Synonyms

strangle, throttle