verb (used with object), as·phyx·i·at·ed, as·phyx·i·at·ing.
verb (used without object), as·phyx·i·at·ed, as·phyx·i·at·ing.
Related formsas·phyx·i·a·tion, nounas·phyx·i·a·tor, noun
Can be confusedasphyxia asphyxiation
Examples from the Web for asphyxiate
A tablespoonful poured on a cow-chip and rolled down a dog hole will asphyxiate the entire family.Bat Wing Bowles|Dane Coolidge
It would be difficult to asphyxiate any one in the open air without leaving any mark of strangulation.The Place of Dragons|William Le Queux
"To shoot—or poison—or asphyxiate," expounded Glure, warming to his theme.Lad: A Dog|Albert Payson Terhune
When version has been done haste may compress the head in the tight cervix and asphyxiate the child.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation|Austin O'Malley
Its fumes, being heavier than air, penetrate the burrows and promptly poison or asphyxiate all living animals and fleas.Plague|Thomas Wright Jackson