[ad_1] verb (used with object), as·phyx·i·at·ed, as·phyx·i·at·ing.
- to produce in.
- 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.
- to become asphyxiated.
- to cause asphyxia in or undergo asphyxia; smother; suffocate
1866, noun of action from(v.).
1818, “to suffocate” (someone or something), from Asphyxiated; asphyxiating.+ (2). Related:
- To induce asphyxia.