asphyxiant


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as·phyx·i·ant

 (ăs-fĭk′sē-ənt)
adj.
Inducing or tending to induce asphyxia.
n.
A substance, such as a toxic gas, or an event, such as drowning, that induces asphyxia.

asphyxiant

(æsˈfɪksɪənt)
adj
(Pathology) causing asphyxia
n
(Pathology) anything that causes asphyxia: carbon monoxide is an asphyxiant.
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Carbon dioxide is an asphyxiant and acetal that may cause skin irritation [3].
Au lieu de se passer totalement de ces tracasseries et vaquer a d'autres prerogatives, elles s'engouffrent dans un bourbier asphyxiant.
Recently practiced methods which are gaining popularity are application of baits, extreme temperature, various types of barriers, asphyxiant gases and biological control (Saljoqi et al., 2012).
Even meager amount of [H.sub.2]S is dangerous to health as it is both an irritant to the tissues and an asphyxiant. The main method of absorption of [H.sub.2]S is by inhaled air.
([section]) Includes hanging, strangulation, and deaths involving deprivation of oxygen attributable to inhalation of asphyxiant gases (e.g., helium, nitrogen, propane, argon, and butane).
Pour lui, personne n'echappe aux tendances d'infidelite, ce qui, compte tenu du cadre asphyxiant du mariage monogame, conduit ineluctablement au destin du refoulement.
Smoke toxicity includes the consideration of both asphyxiant gases (e.g., carbon monoxide) and irritant gases (e.g., hydrogen chloride, hydrogen bromide, and sulphur dioxide).
* SA indicates "simple asphyxiant gas" (e.g., nitrogen)
Enfin, la Bolivie, sanctionnee debut novembre de deux defaites sur tapis vert pour avoir aligne un joueur non eligible, a abandonne la derniere place en asphyxiant, malgre l'exclusion de Gabriel Valverde a l'heure de jeu, le Paraguay 1 a 0.
Le blocage est asphyxiant pour l'environnement social des affaires.
Even though C[O.sub.2] is not classified as toxic, it is an asphyxiant.