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stran•gu•late



Pronunciation: (strang'gyu-lāt"), [key]
v.t., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. Pathol., Surg.to compress or constrict (a duct, intestine, vessel, etc.) so as to prevent circulation or suppress function.
2. to strangle.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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