asphyxiation


[ad_1] verb (used with object), as·phyx·i·at·ed, as·phyx·i·at·ing.
  1. to produce asphyxia in.
  2. to cause to die or lose consciousness by impairing normal breathing, as by gas or other noxious agents; choke; suffocate; smother.

verb (used without object), as·phyx·i·at·ed, as·phyx·i·at·ing.

  1. to become asphyxiated.

verb

  1. to cause asphyxia in or undergo asphyxia; smother; suffocate
n.

1866, noun of action from asphyxiate (v.).

v.

1818, “to suffocate” (someone or something), from asphyxia + -ate (2). Related: Asphyxiated; asphyxiating.

v.

  1. To induce asphyxia.
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