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 for strangled
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Strangle \Stran"gle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Strangled; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Strangling.] [OF. estrangler, F. ['e]trangler, L.
     strangulare, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? a halter; and perhaps akin to E.
     string, n. Cf. Strain, String.]
     1. To compress the windpipe of (a person or animal) until
        death results from stoppage of respiration; to choke to
        death by compressing the throat, as with the hand or a
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              Our Saxon ancestors compelled the adulteress to
              strangle herself.                     --Ayliffe.
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     2. To stifle, choke, or suffocate in any manner.
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              Shall I not then be stifled in the vault, . . .
              And there die strangled ere my Romeo comes? --Shak.
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     3. To hinder from appearance; to stifle; to suppress.
        "Strangle such thoughts." --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: held in check with difficulty; "a smothered cough"; "a
             stifled yawn"; "a strangled scream"; "suppressed
             laughter" [syn: smothered, stifled, strangled,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "strangled":
     blurred, brassy, brazen, breathy, choked, choking, clamped, coarse,
     compressed, concentrated, condensed, consolidated, constricted,
     contracted, cracked, cramped, croaking, croaky, drawling, drawly,
     dry, dysphonic, gruff, guttural, harsh, harsh-sounding, hawking,
     hoarse, husky, inarticulate, indistinct, knitted, lisping,
     metallic, mispronounced, muzzy, nasal, nipped, pinched, pinched-in,
     puckered, pursed, quavering, ragged, raucid, raucous, rough, roupy,
     rude, shaking, shaky, snuffling, solidified, squawking, squawky,
     squeezed, stertorous, stifled, strangulated, thick, throaty, tinny,
     tremulous, twangy, velar, wasp-waisted, wrinkled

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