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English definition of “strangulation”

strangulation

noun [U] uk   /ˌstræŋ.ɡjʊˈleɪ.ʃən/ us  
the action of killing someone by pressing their throat so that they cannot breathe, or the act of dying in this way: The post-mortem showed that the boy had died from strangulation.
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