asphyxiate

asphyxiate

[as-fik-see-eyt]
verb (used with object), asphyxiated, asphyxiating.
1.
to produce asphyxia in.
2.
to cause to die or lose consciousness by impairing normal breathing, as by gas or other noxious agents; choke; suffocate; smother.
verb (used without object), asphyxiated, asphyxiating.
3.
to become asphyxiated.

Origin:
1830–40; asphyxi(a) + -ate1

asphyxiation, noun
asphyxiator, noun

asphyxia, asphyxiation.
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asphyxiate (æsˈfɪksɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
to cause asphyxia in or undergo asphyxia; smother; suffocate
 
asphyxi'ation
 
n
 
as'phyxiator
 
n

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asphyxiate
1836, "to suffocate" (someone or something), from Mod.L. asphyxia, from Gk. asphyxia (see asphyxia)
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asphyxiate as·phyx·i·ate (ās-fĭk'sē-āt')
v. as·phyx·i·at·ed, as·phyx·i·at·ing, as·phyx·i·ates
To induce asphyxia.


as·phyx'i·a'tion n.
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