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asphyxiate

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verb as·phyx·i·ate \-sē-ˌāt\

Simple Definition of asphyxiate

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of asphyxiate

asphyxiatedasphyxiating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause asphyxia in

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become asphyxiated

asphyxiationplay \-ˌfik-sē-ˈā-shən\ noun

Examples of asphyxiate in a sentence

  1. The murder victim was asphyxiated.



1836

First Known Use of asphyxiate

1836

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ASPHYXIATE Defined for Kids

asphyxiate

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verb as·phyx·i·ate \as-ˈfik-sē-ˌāt\

Definition of asphyxiate for Students

asphyxiatedasphyxiating

  1. :  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

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verb as·phyx·i·ate \-sē-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of asphyxiate

asphyxiated; asphyxiating

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to cause asphyxia in; also :  to kill or make unconscious through inadequate oxygen, presence of noxious agents, or other obstruction to normal breathing

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to become asphyxiated

asphyxiation \-ˌfik-sē-ˈā-shən\play noun
asphyxiator \-ˈfik-sē-ˌāt-ər\play noun



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