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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