Definition Of asphyxiate
kill (someone) by depriving them of air.
they were asphyxiated by the carbon monoxide fumes
Example Of asphyxiate
A forensic pathologist ruled he died from asphyxiation .
Although she can't possibly have any idea what she just said or why it amuses me so, and though her timing was nothing like the movie, I find it so funny that I nearly asphyxiate .
But don't come complaining back to me when you start to asphyxiate .
Employing poison weapons or asphyxiating gases is classed by the tribunal as a war crime.
Even if the burning of fossil fuel has so poisoned my city's air that I must leave immediately or asphyxiate , most people would permit me to escape by car.