asphyxiate


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as·phyx·i·ate

 (ăs-fĭk′sē-āt′)
v. as·phyx·i·at·ed, as·phyx·i·at·ing, as·phyx·i·ates
v.tr.
To cause asphyxia in; smother.
v.intr.
To undergo asphyxia; suffocate.

as·phyx′i·a′tion n.
as·phyx′i·a′tor n.

asphyxiate

(æsˈfɪksɪˌeɪt)
vb
(Pathology) to cause asphyxia in or undergo asphyxia; smother; suffocate
asˌphyxiˈation n
asˈphyxiˌator n

as•phyx•i•ate

(æsˈfɪk siˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to produce asphyxia in.
2. to cause to die or lose consciousness by impairing normal breathing, as by gas or other noxious agents; smother.
v.i.
3. to become asphyxiated.
[1830–40]
as•phyx`i•a′tion, n.

asphyxiate


Past participle: asphyxiated
Gerund: asphyxiating

Imperative
asphyxiate
asphyxiate
Present
I asphyxiate
you asphyxiate
he/she/it asphyxiates
we asphyxiate
you asphyxiate
they asphyxiate
Preterite
I asphyxiated
you asphyxiated
he/she/it asphyxiated
we asphyxiated
you asphyxiated
they asphyxiated
Present Continuous
I am asphyxiating
you are asphyxiating
he/she/it is asphyxiating
we are asphyxiating
you are asphyxiating
they are asphyxiating
Present Perfect
I have asphyxiated
you have asphyxiated
he/she/it has asphyxiated
we have asphyxiated
you have asphyxiated
they have asphyxiated
Past Continuous
I was asphyxiating
you were asphyxiating
he/she/it was asphyxiating
we were asphyxiating
you were asphyxiating
they were asphyxiating
Past Perfect
I had asphyxiated
you had asphyxiated
he/she/it had asphyxiated
we had asphyxiated
you had asphyxiated
they had asphyxiated
Future
I will asphyxiate
you will asphyxiate
he/she/it will asphyxiate
we will asphyxiate
you will asphyxiate
they will asphyxiate
Future Perfect
I will have asphyxiated
you will have asphyxiated
he/she/it will have asphyxiated
we will have asphyxiated
you will have asphyxiated
they will have asphyxiated
Future Continuous
I will be asphyxiating
you will be asphyxiating
he/she/it will be asphyxiating
we will be asphyxiating
you will be asphyxiating
they will be asphyxiating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been asphyxiating
you have been asphyxiating
he/she/it has been asphyxiating
we have been asphyxiating
you have been asphyxiating
they have been asphyxiating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been asphyxiating
you will have been asphyxiating
he/she/it will have been asphyxiating
we will have been asphyxiating
you will have been asphyxiating
they will have been asphyxiating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been asphyxiating
you had been asphyxiating
he/she/it had been asphyxiating
we had been asphyxiating
you had been asphyxiating
they had been asphyxiating
Conditional
I would asphyxiate
you would asphyxiate
he/she/it would asphyxiate
we would asphyxiate
you would asphyxiate
they would asphyxiate
Past Conditional
I would have asphyxiated
you would have asphyxiated
he/she/it would have asphyxiated
we would have asphyxiated
you would have asphyxiated
they would have asphyxiated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.asphyxiate - deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathingasphyxiate - 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"
asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate - be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
2.asphyxiate - impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage ofasphyxiate - impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
obturate, occlude, close up, impede, obstruct, jam, block - block passage through; "obstruct the path"
3.asphyxiate - be asphyxiatedasphyxiate - be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
croak, decease, die, drop dead, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, give-up the ghost, kick the bucket, pass away, perish, snuff it, pop off, expire, conk, exit, choke, go, pass - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
strangle - die from strangulation
asphyxiate, suffocate, smother - 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"

asphyxiate

verb suffocate, choke, strangle, stifle, smother, throttle, strangulate Three people were asphyxiated in the crush.

asphyxiate

verb
To stop the breathing of:
Translations

asphyxiate

[æsˈfɪksɪeɪt]
A. VTasfixiar

asphyxiate

[æsˈfɪksieɪt] vtasphyxier

asphyxiate

vtersticken; to be asphyxiatedersticken
viersticken

asphyxiate

[æsˈfɪksɪeɪt] vt & viasfissiare

as·phyx·i·ate

vt. asfixiarse, faltar el aire.

asphyxiate

vt, vi asfixiar(se)
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