About The Word Asphyxiate

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Asphyxiate

Asphyxiate Meaning & Definition
Asphyxiate Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Asphyxiate?

[v] be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
[v] impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
[v] deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing; "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Asphyxiate: choke | smother | suffocate | suffocate

Related Terms | Find terms related to Asphyxiate: be killed | bottle up | burke | censor | choke | choke off | clamp down on | cork | cork up | crack down on | crush | damp down | drown | extinguish | famish | gag | garrote | hold down | jump on | keep down | keep under | kill | muzzle | OD | pour water on | put down | quash | quell | quench | repress | shut down on | silence | sit down on | sit on | smash | smother | squash | squelch | stanch | starve | stifle | stop the breath | strangle | stultify | subdue | suffocate | suppress | throttle

See Also | block | close up | cover | decease | die | exit | expire | go | impede | jam | kill | obstruct | obturate | occlude | pass | pass away | perish | strangle

Asphyxiate In Webster's Dictionary

\As*phyx"i*ate\, v. t. To bring to a state of asphyxia; to suffocate. Note: [Used commonly in the past pple.]

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