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Definition of strangulation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

strangulation

noun
/ˌstræŋɡyəˈleɪʃn/ strangulation pronunciation American
[uncountable]
 
1 the act of killing someone by squeezing their throat tightly; the state of being killed in this wayto die of slow strangulation2 (disapproving) the act of preventing something from growing or developingthe strangulation of the human spirit