asphyxiation


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asphyxiation - the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)asphyxiation - the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped); "asphyxiation is sometimes used as a form of torture"
hypoxia - oxygen deficiency causing a very strong drive to correct the deficiency
2.asphyxiation - killing by depriving of oxygenasphyxiation - killing by depriving of oxygen  
kill, putting to death, killing - the act of terminating a life
strangling, strangulation, throttling, choking - the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe; "no evidence that the choking was done by the accused"

asphyxiation

noun suffocation, strangulation, throttling A post mortem found that she died from asphyxiation.
Translations

asphyxiation

[æsˌfɪksɪˈeɪʃən] Nasfixia f

asphyxiation

[æsˌfɪksiˈeɪʃən] nasphyxie f

asphyxiation

nErstickung f

asphyxiation

[æsˌfɪksɪˈeɪʃn] nasfissia
References in classic literature ?
Toward the middle of the day many of the weaker commenced to succumb and within an hour the people of Barsoom were sinking by thousands into the unconsciousness which precedes death by asphyxiation.
Twelve years had passed since his body had been found upon the bluff before his cottage overlooking the Hudson, and oft-times during these long years I had wondered if John Carter were really dead, or if he again roamed the dead sea bottoms of that dying planet; if he had returned to Barsoom to find that he had opened the frowning portals of the mighty atmosphere plant in time to save the countless millions who were dying of asphyxiation on that far-gone day that had seen him hurtled ruthlessly through forty-eight million miles of space back to Earth once more.
We may stop here, and die of asphyxiation when our atmosphere tanks are empty," replied Perry, "or we may continue on with the slight hope that we may later sufficiently deflect the prospector from the vertical to carry us along the arc of a great circle which must eventually return us to the surface.
Activists on social media sites said that ISIS uses toxic gas in its attacks on the town on Tuesday, including mustard gas, delivered via heavy artillery shells, and that these attacks caused dozens of cases of asphyxiation among locals and that the town became filled of strong, unpleasant odors.
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POLICE are treating the death of dentist Helen Nicoll as unexplained after tests found asphyxiation was the cause.
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Summary: Syrian activists and a doctor reported Thursday of new suspected chemical attacks in the northwestern province of Idlib, leaving several dozens of people suffering from asphyxiation.
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