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asphyxiate

[ as-fik-see-eyt ]
/ 忙s藞f瑟k si藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), as路phyx路i路at路ed, as路phyx路i路at路ing.
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.
verb (used without object), as路phyx路i路at路ed, as路phyx路i路at路ing.
to become asphyxiated.
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Origin of asphyxiate

First recorded in 1830鈥40; asphyxi(a) + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM asphyxiate

as路phyx路i路a路tion [as-fik-see-ey-shuhn] /忙s藢f瑟k si藞e瑟 蕛蓹n/ nounas路phyx路i路a路tor, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH asphyxiate

asphyxia, asphyxiation
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British Dictionary definitions for asphyxiate

asphyxiate
/ (忙s藞f瑟ks瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb
to cause asphyxia in or undergo asphyxia; smother; suffocate

Derived forms of asphyxiate

asphyxiation, nounasphyxiator, noun
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Medical definitions for asphyxiate

asphyxiate
[ 膬s-f沫ks膿-膩t鈥 ]

v.
To induce asphyxia.

Other words from asphyxiate

as鈥hyx鈥瞚鈥tion n.
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