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asphyxiate

verb

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to cause (someone) to stop breathing and often to become unconscious and die
  • The murder victim was asphyxiated.

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The first known use of asphyxiate was in 1836

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“Asphyxiate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/asphyxiate. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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