asphyxiant

[ as-fik-see-uh nt ]
/ æsˈfɪk si ənt /

adjective

asphyxiating or tending to asphyxiate.

noun

an asphyxiating agent or substance.
an asphyxiating condition.

Nearby words

  1. aspheterism,
  2. asphodel,
  3. asphyxia,
  4. asphyxia livida,
  5. asphyxia neonatorum,
  6. asphyxiate,
  7. asphyxiation,
  8. aspic,
  9. aspidistra,
  10. aspinwall

Origin of asphyxiant

First recorded in 1850–55; asphyxi(ate) + -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for asphyxiant

asphyxiant

/ (æsˈfɪksɪənt) /

adjective

causing asphyxia

noun

anything that causes asphyxiacarbon monoxide is an asphyxiant
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Medicine definitions for asphyxiant

asphyxiant

[ ăs-fĭksē-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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