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v. as·phyx·i·at·ed, as·phyx·i·at·ing, as·phyx·i·ates
To cause asphyxia in; smother.
To undergo asphyxia; suffocate.

as·phyx′i·a′tion n.
as·phyx′i·a′tor n.
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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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Of living in asphyxiatingly small rooms as refugees for several years before they could get a home to call their own.