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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: strangulatio, from strangulare 'to strangle', from Greek strangalan, from strangale 'cord'

strangulation

noun
     
stran‧gu‧la‧tion [uncountable]
the act of killing someone by pressing on their throat, or the fact of being killed in this way

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