asphyxiate definition by Webster's New World
to undergo asphyxia
asphyxiate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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verb as·phyx·i·at·ed, as·phyx·i·at·ing, as·phyx·i·ates verb, transitive
To cause asphyxia in; smother.verb, intransitive
To undergo asphyxia; suffocate.
- as·phyxˌi·aˈtion noun
- as·phyxˈi·aˌtor noun
asphyxiate - Medical Definition
To induce asphyxia.
- asphyxiation noun