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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

Full Definition of asphyxiate

as·phyx·i·at·edas·phyx·i·at·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause asphyxia in

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become asphyxiated

as·phyx·i·a·tionplay \-ˌfik-sē-ˈā-shən\ noun

Examples of asphyxiate

  1. The murder victim was asphyxiated.



1836

First Known Use of asphyxiate

1836

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Medical Dictionary

asphyxiate

play
verb as·phyx·i·ate \-sē-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of asphyxiate

as·phyx·i·at·edas·phyx·i·at·ing

  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

  5. as·phyx·i·a·tion \-ˌfik-sē-ˈā-shən\play noun
    as·phyx·i·a·tor \-ˈfik-sē-ˌāt-ər\play noun




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