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Meaning of ASPHYXIATE

Pronunciation:  as'fiksee`eyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
  2. [v]  impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
  3. [v]  deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing; "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor"
 

ASPHYXIATE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: choke, smother, suffocate, suffocate
 
 See Also: block, close up, cover, decease, die, exit, expire, go, impede, jam, kill, obstruct, obturate, occlude, pass, pass away, perish, strangle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\As*phyx"i*ate\, v. t.
To bring to a state of asphyxia; to suffocate.

Note: [Used commonly in the past pple.]

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: be killed, bottle up, burke, censor, choke, choke off, clamp down on, cork, cork up, crack down on, crush, damp down, drown, extinguish, famish, gag, garrote, hold down, jump on, keep down, keep under, kill, muzzle, OD, pour water on, put down, quash, quell, quench, repress, shut down on, silence, sit down on, sit on, smash, smother, squash, squelch, stanch, starve, stifle, stop the breath, strangle, stultify, subdue, suffocate, suppress, throttle
 

 

 

 

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