1. [syn: smothered, stifled, strangled, suppressed]
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
Our Saxon ancestors compelled the adulteress to
strangle herself. --Ayliffe.
2. To stifle, choke, or suffocate in any manner.
Shall I not then be stifled in the vault, . . .
And there die strangled ere my Romeo comes? --Shak.
3. To hinder from appearance; to stifle; to suppress.
"Strangle such thoughts." --Shak.
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,
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