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noun as·phyx·ia \as-ˈfik-sē-ə, əs-\

Definition of ASPHYXIA

:  a lack of oxygen or excess of carbon dioxide in the body that is usually caused by interruption of breathing and that causes unconsciousness—compare suffocation
as·phyx·i·al \-sē-əl\ adjective
April 02, 2015
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