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.
Examples from the Web for asphyxiation
The deputies pinned Saylor to the ground, and he died of asphyxiation.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The victims, all men, died of asphyxiation during the perilous journey from the coast of North Africa to Sicily.
The cause of death may have been asphyxiation, but more tests were needed and will possibly take weeks.Tiona Rodriguez Charged After Dead Fetus Found in Bag at Victoria’s Secret|Michael Daly|October 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
However, the coroner did not rule out gunshot wounds, or asphyxiation as the likely cause of his demise.Autopsies on Hannah Anderson’s Family Bring Police No Closer to a Motive|Christine Pelisek|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Later, forensic exams found a near-fatal dose of heroin in her stomach but determined that the cause of death was asphyxiation.
Anger and the foul air of his prison wrought up Jimmy to asphyxiation point.The King of Schnorrers|Israel Zangwill
The man rescued from drowning or from asphyxiation has felt no pain.Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison|Austin Biron Bidwell
He says that the weight of evidence points positively to asphyxiation.The Silent Bullet|Arthur B. Reeve
Every bed was full, and the place groaned with sounds of strangulation, asphyxiation, and other disagreeable demises.
They are not starved, but is this sort of asphyxiation much better?A Few Words About the Devil|Charles Bradlaugh
British Dictionary definitions for asphyxiation
Word Origin and History for asphyxiation (1 of 2)
1866, noun of action from asphyxiate (v.).