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

  Strangulation \Stran"gu*la`tion\, n. [L. strangulatio: cf. F.
     strangulation. See Strangle.]
     1. The act of strangling, or the state of being strangled.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Med.) Inordinate compression or constriction of a tube or
        part, as of the throat; especially, such as causes a
        suspension of breathing, of the passage of contents, or of
        the circulation, as in cases of hernia.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the
           windpipe; "no evidence that the choking was done by the
           accused" [syn: choking, strangling, strangulation,
      2: the condition of having respiration stopped by compression of
         the air passage
      3: (pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the
         flow of blood or other fluid; "strangulation of the

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  137 Moby Thesaurus words for "strangulation":
     abbreviation, abolishment, abolition, annihilation, annulment,
     asphyxia, asphyxiation, astriction, astringency, bar, barrier,
     beheading, blank wall, blind alley, blind gut, block, blockade,
     blockage, bottleneck, burking, burning, capital punishment, cecum,
     cervix, choke, choking, choking off, circumscription, clog,
     coarctation, compactedness, compaction, compression, compressure,
     concentration, condensation, congestion, consolidation,
     constipation, constriction, constringency, contraction,
     contracture, costiveness, crucifixion, cul-de-sac, curtailment,
     dead end, decapitation, decollation, decrease, defenestration,
     deracination, diminuendo, drowning, electrocution, elimination,
     embolism, embolus, eradication, execution, extermination,
     extinction, extinguishment, extirpation, fusillade, garrote,
     gassing, gorge, hanging, hemlock, hourglass, hourglass figure,
     impasse, impediment, infarct, infarction, isthmus, jam,
     judicial murder, killing, knitting, lapidation, liquidation,
     liver death, megadeath, narrow place, narrowing, neck,
     necktie party, negation, nullification, obstacle, obstipation,
     obstruction, poisoning, puckering, purge, pursing, reduction,
     rooting out, sealing off, serum death, shooting, shortening,
     silencing, smotheration, smothering, snuffing out, solidification,
     starvation, stifling, stoning, stop, stoppage, stranglement,
     strangling, striction, stricture, suffocation, suppression,
     systole, the ax, the block, the chair, the gallows,
     the gas chamber, the guillotine, the hot seat, the rope,
     throttling, uprooting, violent death, voiding, wasp waist,
     watery grave, wrinkling

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