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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.
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).
This comment sparked accusations that the UN had imposed an asphyxiating time-frame and had set up a trap for the Greek Cypriots.
Perry Samuel, 35, is accused of asphyxiating Caitlin and Aidan Samuel, aged five and three, pictured above, at their home in Bodelwyddan, north Wales, on Sunday night.