Definition of asphyxiate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    asphyxiate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//əˈsfɪksiˌeɪt//
     
    asphyxiate somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they asphyxiate
     
    he / she / it asphyxiates
     
    past simple asphyxiated
     
    -ing form asphyxiating
     
     
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  1. 1to make someone become unconscious or die by preventing them from breathing synonym suffocate
  2. 2 He was asphyxiated by the smoke. asphyxiating gases
asphyxiation
 
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NAmE//əˌsfɪksiˈeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] The cause of death was asphyxiation.
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