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choke

 [chōk]
1. to interrupt respiration by obstruction or compression; called also strangle.
2. the condition resulting from such interruption; called also strangulation.

stran·gle

(strang'gĕl),
To suffocate; to choke; to compress the trachea so as to prevent sufficient passage of air.
[G. strangaloō, to choke, fr. strangalē, a halter]

strangle

/stran·gle/ (strang´g'l) choke (1).

strangle

(străng′gəl)
v. stran·gled, stran·gling, stran·gles
v.tr.
a. To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.
b. To cut off the oxygen supply of; smother.
v.intr.
1. To become strangled.
2. To die from suffocation or strangulation; choke.

stran′gler n.

strangle

[strang′gəl]
Etymology: L, strangulare, to choke
to cause an interruption of breathing by compressing or constricting the trachea. Also called strangulate. strangulated, adj.

stran·gle

(strang'gĕl)
To suffocate; to choke; to compress the trachea so as to prevent sufficient passage of air.
[G. strangaloō, to choke, fr. strangalē, a halter]
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