Asphyxiants

asphyxiant

[as-fik-see-uhnt]
adjective
1.
asphyxiating or tending to asphyxiate.
noun
2.
an asphyxiating agent or substance.
3.
an asphyxiating condition.

Origin:
1850–55; asphyxi(ate) + -ant

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asphyxiant (æsˈfɪksɪənt)
 
adj
1.  causing asphyxia
 
n
2.  anything that causes asphyxia: carbon monoxide is an asphyxiant

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asphyxiant as·phyx·i·ant (ās-fĭk'sē-ənt)
adj.
Inducing or tending to induce asphyxia. n.
A substance, such as a toxic gas, or an event, such as drowning, that induces asphyxia.

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