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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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.
In the first study, 81 patients enrolled and 79 completed the study, which involved two applications for 10 minutes, 1 week apart, of a 5% or 10% concentration of the asphyxiator product, vehicle alone, or RID shampoo.
In the first study, 81 patients were enrolled and 79 completed the study, which involved two applications for 10 minutes, 1 week apart, of a 5% or 10% concentration of the asphyxiator product, vehicle alone, or RID shampoo.