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asphyxiant

[as-fik-see-uh nt] /æsˈfɪk si ənt/
adjective
1.
asphyxiating or tending to asphyxiate.
noun
2.
an asphyxiating agent or substance.
3.
an asphyxiating condition.
Origin of asphyxiant
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; asphyxi(ate) + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for asphyxiant

asphyxiant

/æsˈfɪksɪənt/
adjective
1.
causing asphyxia
noun
2.
anything that causes asphyxia: carbon monoxide is an asphyxiant
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asphyxiant in Medicine

asphyxiant as·phyx·i·ant (ās-fĭk'sē-ənt)
adj.
Inducing or tending to induce asphyxia. n.
A substance, such as a toxic gas, or an event, such as drowning, that induces asphyxia.

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