asphyxiate

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

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“Asphyxiate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/asphyxiate. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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