- to produce asphyxia in.
- to cause to die or lose consciousness by impairing normal breathing, as by gas or other noxious agents; choke; suffocate; smother.
- to become asphyxiated.
Origin of asphyxiate
Examples from the Web for asphyxiate
Historical Examples of asphyxiate
"To shoot—or poison—or asphyxiate," expounded Glure, warming to his theme.Lad: A Dog
Albert Payson Terhune
Its fumes, being heavier than air, penetrate the burrows and promptly poison or asphyxiate all living animals and fleas.Plague
Thomas Wright Jackson
A tablespoonful poured on a cow-chip and rolled down a dog hole will asphyxiate the entire family.Bat Wing Bowles
Compression of the vagus nerve may slow the child's pulse and asphyxiate it through lack of oxygen in the blood.
When version has been done haste may compress the head in the tight cervix and asphyxiate the child.
- to cause asphyxia in or undergo asphyxia; smother; suffocate
- To induce asphyxia.