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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM asphyxiateas·phyx·i·a·tion [as-fik-see-ey-shuhn] /æsˌfɪk siˈeɪ ʃən/ nounas·phyx·i·a·tor, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH asphyxiateasphyxia, asphyxiation
Example sentences from the Web for asphyxiate
The rest of the train will now be even more packed and asphyxiating.‘Stupid Enough to Pay’: Tim Parks’s Italian Rail Adventures|Tim Parks|June 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So they spent eight years taking the humming economy they inherited and asphyxiating it.
Putting the squeeze on the deductions is the only way to generate revenue and prevent asphyxiating cuts to the domestic budget.
The shelling continued all that day, searching the line and particular spots with intense fire and much asphyxiating gas.The Old Front Line|John Masefield
The Declaration concerning projectiles diffusing asphyxiating or deleterious gases; see below, 113.International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)|Lassa Francis Oppenheim
Nor is there any clear moral distinction between asphyxiating shells and gas emitted from tubes.A Short History of the Great War|A. F. Pollard
There was also the dread that asphyxiating gas would creep into their hiding places and destroy them with its fumes.
They bombarded Het Sase that night, using asphyxiating shells.