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asphyxiate

verb as·phyx·i·ate \-sē-ˌāt\

: to cause (someone) to stop breathing and often to become unconscious and die

as·phyx·i·at·edas·phyx·i·at·ing

Full Definition of ASPHYXIATE

transitive verb
:  to cause asphyxia in
intransitive verb
:  to become asphyxiated
as·phyx·i·a·tion \-ˌfik-sē-ˈā-shən\ noun
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Examples of ASPHYXIATE

  1. The murder victim was asphyxiated.

First Known Use of ASPHYXIATE

1836

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ASPHYXIATE Defined for Kids

asphyxiate

verb as·phyx·i·ate \as-ˈfik-sē-ˌāt\
as·phyx·i·at·edas·phyx·i·at·ing

Definition of ASPHYXIATE for Kids

:  to cause (as a person) to become unconscious or die by cutting off the normal taking in of oxygen whether by blocking breathing or by replacing the oxygen of the air with another gas
Medical Dictionary

asphyxiate

verb as·phyx·i·ate \-sē-ˌāt\
as·phyx·i·at·edas·phyx·i·at·ing

Medical Definition of ASPHYXIATE

transitive verb
:  to cause asphyxia in; also :  to kill or make unconscious through inadequate oxygen, presence of noxious agents, or other obstruction to normal breathing
intransitive verb
:  to become asphyxiated
as·phyx·i·a·tion \-ˌfik-sē-ˈā-shən\ noun
as·phyx·i·a·tor \-ˈfik-sē-ˌāt-ər\ noun

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