asphyxiant

[as-fik-see-uh nt]
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noun
  1. an asphyxiating agent or substance.
  2. an asphyxiating condition.

Origin of asphyxiant

First recorded in 1850–55; asphyxi(ate) + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for asphyxiant

asphyxiant

adjective
  1. causing asphyxia
noun
  1. anything that causes asphyxiacarbon monoxide is an asphyxiant
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asphyxiant in Medicine

asphyxiant

[ăs-fĭksē-ənt]
adj.
  1. Inducing or tending to induce asphyxia.
n.
  1. A substance, such as a toxic gas, or an event, such as drowning, that induces asphyxia.
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