1. The act of strangling, or the state of being strangled.
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.
n 1: the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the
windpipe; "no evidence that the choking was done by the
accused" [syn: choking, strangling, throttling]
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