Strangles



noun, (used with a singular verb) Veterinary Pathology.
1.
distemper1 (def 1b).
verb (used with object), strangled, strangling.
1.
to kill by squeezing the throat in order to compress the windpipe and prevent the intake of air, as with the hands or a tightly drawn cord.
2.
to kill by stopping the breath in any manner; choke; stifle; suffocate.
3.
to prevent the continuance, growth, rise, or action of; suppress:
Censorship strangles a free press.
verb (used without object), strangled, strangling.
4.
to be choked, stifled, or suffocated.
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) an acute bacterial disease of horses caused by infection with Streptococcus equi, characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, resulting in abscesses and a nasal discharge Also called equine distemper
verb
1.
(transitive) to kill by compressing the windpipe; throttle
2.
(transitive) to prevent or inhibit the growth or development of: to strangle originality
3.
(transitive) to suppress (an utterance) by or as if by swallowing suddenly: to strangle a cry

strangle stran·gle (strāng’gəl)
v. stran·gled, stran·gling, stran·gles
To compress the trachea so as to prevent sufficient passage of air; suffocate.

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