strangling

  1. the act of suffocating by constricting the windpipe
  2. squeeze the throat of

Strangling

• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Strangle
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Strangling

Strangling is compression of the neck that may lead to unconsciousness or death by causing an increasingly hypoxic state in the brain. Fatal strangling typically occurs in cases of violence, accidents, and as the auxiliary lethal mechanism in hangings in the event the neck does not break. Strangling does not have to be fatal; limited or interrupte...
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