Definition of asphyxiate
: to cause asphyxia in : to kill, suspend animation in, or make unconscious through want of adequate oxygen, presence of noxious agents, or other obstruction to normal breathing The murder victim was asphyxiated.
: to become asphyxiated … ended in several deaths, including that of a … secretary who asphyxiated during a smoke bombing. — Robert I. Friedman
asphyxiationplay \-ˌfik-sē-ˈā-shən\ noun
ASPHYXIATE Defined for Kids
Definition of asphyxiate for Students
: 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 Definition of asphyxiate
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