Definition of asphyxiate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

asphyxiate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əsˈfɪksieɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əsˈfɪksieɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they asphyxiate
BrE BrE//əsˈfɪksieɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əsˈfɪksieɪt//
 
he / she / it asphyxiates
BrE BrE//əsˈfɪksieɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əsˈfɪksieɪts//
 
past simple asphyxiated
BrE BrE//əsˈfɪksieɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əsˈfɪksieɪtɪd//
 
past participle asphyxiated
BrE BrE//əsˈfɪksieɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əsˈfɪksieɪtɪd//
 
-ing form asphyxiating
BrE BrE//əsˈfɪksieɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əsˈfɪksieɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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asphyxiate somebody to make somebody become unconscious or die by preventing them from breathing synonym suffocate He was asphyxiated by the smoke. asphyxiating gases
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: asphyxiate