Strangulation

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  • the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe; "no evidence that the choking was done by the accused"
  • (pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid; "strangulation of the intestine"
  • the condition of having respiration stopped by compression of the air passage

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  • the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe; "no evidence that the choking was done by the accused" ,
  • the condition of having respiration stopped by compression of the air passage ,
  • (pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid; "strangulation of the intestine"

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Strangulation Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Stranglation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. The process is called strangling.

The brain needs a constant supply of oxygen. Strangling leads first to unconsciousness, then to death. Fatal strangling may occurs in accidents, and other causes of violence. Strangling does not have to be fatal; limited or interrupted strangling is practised in erotic asphyxiation, in the so-called "choking game".

Strangling is a technique in many combat sports and self-defence systems. It is a method of winning a judo bout. Usually the opponent submits; if not, he is "strangled out", that is, the hold is continued until he passes out and is then immediately released. Shime-waza, the judo term for this technique, has scored 97 times in World Judo events. No fatalities have resulted from it.



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  • Man arrested for strangulation in Queensbury
    The Warren County Sheriff’s office has arrested Robert Malbie on a warrant for felony strangulation in the second degree. Maltbie is accused of strangling a female acquaintance until she lost consciousness back on September 11 at a family member’s home in Queensbury. Read more on this news related to 'Strangulation'
  • Husband seeks lesser guilt in teacher's slaying
    A western Pennsylvania man serving a life term in the strangulation murder of his wife is claiming she came at him with a knife and that he deserves a lesser degree of punishment. Read more on this news related to 'Strangulation'
  • Not guilty pleas entered for suspected Indiana serial killer
    A judge has entered informal not guilty pleas on behalf of Darren Vann, who is charged in the strangulation deaths of two women and is suspected of killing five others Read more on this news related to 'Strangulation'

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