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strangulate

(străng′gyə-lāt′)
v. strangu·lated, strangu·lating, strangu·lates
v.tr.
1. To strangle.
2. Medicine To compress, constrict, or obstruct (an organ, duct, or other body part) so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid: strangulate an intestinal hernia.
v.intr.
To be or become strangled, compressed, constricted, or obstructed.
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He then tried to strangulate himself," the officer added.
That is hospital speak for the patient who maybe strangulates a hernia in the middle of the night or the anxious parent who is at their wits end when their child develops a high fever.
Organized crime strangulates economic sphere and impedes to the country\'s development,\" the President said.