asphyxiate - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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/æsˈfɪksiˌeɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyasphyxiate
he/she/itasphyxiates
present participleasphyxiating
past tenseasphyxiated
past participleasphyxiated
  1. to kill someone by preventing them from breathing, or to die when someone prevents you from breathing

derived word

asphyxiation

 

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/æsˌfɪksiˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]