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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