strangulation


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Synonyms for strangulation

the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe

the condition of having respiration stopped by compression of the air passage

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(pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid

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This double favor, of a strangulation and a macaroni, conferred upon the triangular house, gave poor Cropoli a fancy to grace his hostelry with a pompous title.
This," says Grandfather Smallweed, alluding to the bearer, who has been in danger of strangulation and who withdraws adjusting his windpipe, "is the driver of the cab.
Recently, Colotlan Municipal Judge JosE Luis Reyes Contreras ruled that True, 50, had died not from strangulation but from a fall.
Dogs also die of strangulation or are run over by sleds if they are not able to stay on their feet.
Approximately 22 percent of accidental child deaths in the United States from 1990 to 1993 resulted from strangulation due in part to playground equipment, children's furniture, clothing with drawstrings, and cords from mini-blinds.
Mum-of-two Miriam O'Donoghue, 42, died either from a blow to her neck or strangulation in her Mulhuddart home last week.
In the second image, a woman stared at this poster, and the direction of her gaze heightened the viewer's awareness of the carelessly handmade quality of the sign - atypical for a poster generated by the police - a sign describing the recent strangulation of a woman whose identity remained undisclosed.
CPSC said the spaces in the headboards and footboards were large enough for part of a child's body to pass through but small enough to create a strangulation hazard.
In january 1994, a child rapist and murderer named Westley Allan Dodd chose hanging, apparently from a sense of justice or, at least, symmetry, since he had murdered his victims by strangulation, An attempt was made to prevent the hanging on the grounds that it was a cruel if not unusual punishment.
To prevent strangulation, your doctor may perform surgery to reduce the size of the hernia.
NEW YORK -- Many parents know that window coverings made before 2001 may have looped pull cords that pose a strangulation risk to small children.
Prosecutor Miranda Moore explained that Bannister died either as a result of strangulation, a drug overdose or maybe both.
All four suspects were charged with murder based on autopsy results showing that the 26-year-old victim had sustained contusions and hematomas with the cause of death listed as asphyxia by manual strangulation.
The flatpack giant warned the [euro]14 black Lattjo outfit can cause strangulation and neck injuries.