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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:
Adj.1.asphyxiating - tending to deprive of oxygenasphyxiating - tending to deprive of oxygen; "asphyxiating gasses"
breathless, dyspneal, dyspneic, dyspnoeal, dyspnoeic - not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty; "breathless at thought of what I had done"; "breathless from running"; "followed the match with breathless interest"
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And yet, so potent is the first law of nature that even in the face of certain death, as she surely believed herself, she clung tenaciously to life, and while she struggled to free herself from the powerful clutches of the madman, she held her breath against the final moment when the asphyxiating waters must inevitably flood her lungs.
As the worker climbed down the well and started the generator, it emitted heavy smoke, asphyxiating him.
President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov signed a protocol on Kyrgyzstan's accession to the Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare signed on 17 June 1925 in Geneva.
Dubai A watchman, serving a life sentence since 2002 for asphyxiating a woman to whom he had lent money and stealing her gold necklace, has renewed his plea for an early release.
It has varying effects on the neonatal brain depending upon the gestational age of the baby and the severity and time of onset of the asphyxiating event(s), which can occur at any point in the infant's antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum life.
A Palestinian old man on Wednesday has died of asphyxiating on teargas fired by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) during clashes that erupted in Hebron city.
He said: "I told the police officer who was asphyxiating him three times to withdraw his baton from the tourist's neck and he only removed it at my third time of asking.
Jeune syndrome or asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy is a rare autosomal recessive skeletal dysplasia characterised by a small chest and short ribs which restrict the growth and expansion of the lungs (1).