[ as-fik-see-eyt ]
/ æsˈfɪk siˌeɪt /
verb (used with object), as·phyx·i·at·ed, as·phyx·i·at·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·phyx·i·at·ed, as·phyx·i·at·ing.
to become asphyxiated.
Related formsas·phyx·i·a·tion, nounas·phyx·i·a·tor, noun
Can be confusedasphyxia asphyxiation
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British Dictionary definitions for asphyxiator
/ (æsˈfɪksɪˌeɪt) /
to cause asphyxia in or undergo asphyxia; smother; suffocate
Derived Formsasphyxiation, nounasphyxiator, noun
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Word Origin and History for asphyxiator
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Medicine definitions for asphyxiator
[ ăs-fĭk′sē-āt′ ]
To induce asphyxia.
Related formsas•phyx′i•a′tion n.
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