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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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