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stran·gu·la·tion

n 1  :  the action or process of strangling or strangulating  2  :  the state of being strangled or strangulated : esp  :  excessive or pathological constriction or compression of a bodily tube (as a blood vessel or a loop of intestine) that interrupts its ability to act as a passage .
 
 

 
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