asphyxiator


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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.
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Noun1.asphyxiator - a manually operated device for extinguishing small firesasphyxiator - a manually operated device for extinguishing small fires
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
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Summers Laboratories has completed three phase III studies and is preparing for NDA submission of its patented lice asphyxiator to the U.
The active ingredient in Summers Non-pesticide Lice Asphyxiator, benzyl alcohol, works by stunning the louse's respiratory spiracles open, thereby allowing the product to mechanically block the respiratory system.
Summers Laboratories is well on its way to proving the safety and effectiveness of its patented lice asphyxiator to the U.