- Med. to constrict (a tube, herniated organ, etc.) so as to cut off a flow, esp. so as to cut off circulation of the blood
Origin of strangulate; from Classical Latin strangulatus, past participle of strangulare
Med. to become constricted
verbstran·gu·lat·ed, stran·gu·lat·ing, stran·gu·lates
- To strangle.
- Medicine To compress, constrict, or obstruct (an organ, duct, or other body part) so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid: strangulate an intestinal hernia.
To be or become strangled, compressed, constricted, or obstructed.
Origin of strangulateLatin strangulare, strangulat-; see strangle.