Origin of asphyxia
Examples from the Web for asphyxia
Homicidal violence including blunt force injury, sharp force injury, asphyxia, and gunshot wounds cannot be excluded.Autopsies on Hannah Anderson’s Family Bring Police No Closer to a Motive|Christine Pelisek|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This is not an abnormal action, but is of necessity, or asphyxia would instantly result and the runner would drop.
But the asphyxia was not caused by escaping illuminating-gas.The Silent Bullet|Arthur B. Reeve
If symptoms of asphyxia appear, indicated by blueness of the lips and nails, opiates should never be given.Insomnia; and Other Disorders of Sleep|Henry M. Lyman
This is known to be the case in cholera, certain fevers, asphyxia, etc.; and the fact was probably obtained from Hippocrates.Fathers of Biology|Charles McRae
As one tells us, "such a death is frightful, it is the asphyxia of the soul!"
British Dictionary definitions for asphyxia
Word Origin for asphyxia
Word Origin and History for asphyxia
1706, "stoppage of pulse," from Modern Latin, from Greek asphyxia "stopping of the pulse," from a- "not" (see a- (3)) + sphyzein "to throb." The current sense of "suffocation" is from 1778, but it is a "curious infelicity of etymology" [OED] because victims of suffocation have a pulse for some time after breathing has stopped.