SINISIKANGAN

Not a common word in Filipino conversation. It appears in literary works, such as the classic Florante at Laura.

root word: sikangan, a crosspiece between posts of a house

sikangan
to place a transverse piece across or between

sikangan
to open someone’s mouth and put a wedge between the jaws to keep them from closing shut

sikangan
to muzzle, choke, muffle, quiet, silence

sinisikangan
gagging someone


Excerpt from the classic Florante at Laura:

At ang balang bibig na binubukalan
ng sabing magaling at katotohanan
agad binibiyak at sinisikangan
ng kalis ng lalong dustang kamatayan.