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.

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