asphyxiate

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verb as·phyx·i·ate \-sē-ˌāt\

Definition of asphyxiate

asphyxiated

asphyxiating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause asphyxia in

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become asphyxiated

asphyxiation

play \-ˌfik-sē-ˈā-shən\ noun

Examples of asphyxiate in a sentence

  1. The murder victim was asphyxiated.

1836

First Known Use of asphyxiate

1836


ASPHYXIATE Defined for English Language Learners

asphyxiate

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verb as·phyx·i·ate \-sē-ˌāt\

Definition of asphyxiate for English Language Learners

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


ASPHYXIATE Defined for Kids

asphyxiate

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verb as·phyx·i·ate \as-ˈfik-sē-ˌāt\

Definition of asphyxiate for Students

asphyxiated

asphyxiating

  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

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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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