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  Definition of asphyxiate
  1. be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
  2. impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
  3. 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"
Similar Words: suffocate, stifle, choke, smother

 

Hyponyms: strangle

 

Grouped Verbs: smother, suffocate, stifle

 

Entailments: cover

 

Derivational Morphology: suffocation, asphyxiation, asphyxia, choking

 

 
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