asphyxiate


as·phyx·i·ate

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

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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