Definitions for: Asphyxiate

[v] be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
[v] impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
[v] deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing; "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor"

Webster (1913) Definition: As*phyx"i*ate, v. t.
To bring to a state of asphyxia; to suffocate.

Note: [Used commonly in the past pple.]

Synonyms: choke, smother, suffocate, suffocate

See Also: block, close up, cover, decease, die, exit, expire, go, impede, jam, kill, obstruct, obturate, occlude, pass, pass away, perish, strangle

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