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 asphyxiating
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.
During the war, large quantities of bromine were used in asphyxiating and lachrymating gases.The Economic Aspect of Geology|C. K. Leith
Thus in the first week of May, 1915, Hill 60 was taken by the Germans in a bombardment of asphyxiating shells.
Shell, shrapnel, bullets and asphyxiating bombs finally wore down the Russian resistance.
It would only be an asphyxiating gas that would knock a man out for a while.The Red Watch|J. A. Currie
The Belgians were bombarded with asphyxiating gas bombs beyond the French lines south of Dixmude.