transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
- to cause asphyxia in
- to suffocate
to undergo asphyxia
verbas·phyx·i·at·ed, as·phyx·i·at·ing, as·phyx·i·ates
To cause asphyxia in; smother.
To undergo asphyxia; suffocate.
(third-person singular simple present asphyxiates, present participle asphyxiating, simple past and past participle asphyxiated)