Definition for STRAN-GU-LA'TION

STRAN-GU-LA'TION, n. [Fr. from L. strangulatio.]

  1. The act of strangling; the act of destroying life by stopping respiration; suffocation. – Wiseman.
  2. That kind of suffocation which is common to women in hysterics; also, the compression of the intestines in hernia, so as to suspend the circulation in the part. – Cyc.

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