Stran"gu*la`tion (?), n. [L. strangulatio: cf. F. strangulation. See Strangle.]

1.

The act of strangling, or the state of being strangled.

2. Med.

Inordinate compression or constriction of a tube or part, as of the throat; especially, such as causes a suspension of breathing, of the passage of contents, or of the circulation, as in cases of hernia.

 

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