* * *as·phyx·i·ate -sē-.āt vb, -at·ed; -at·ing vt to cause asphyxia in also to kill or make unconscious through inadequate oxygen, presence of noxious agents, or other obstruction to normal breathing vi to become asphyxiatedas·phyx·i·a·tion -.fik-sē-'ā-shən nas·phyx·i·a·tor -'fik-sē-.āt-ər n
* * *as·phyx·i·ate (as-fikґse-āt) to put into a state of asphyxia.
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Asphyxiate — As*phyx i*ate, v. t. To bring to a state of asphyxia; to suffocate. Note: [Used commonly in the past pple.] [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
asphyxiate — 1818, to suffocate (someone or something), from ASPHYXIA (Cf. asphyxia) + ATE (Cf. ate) (2). Related: Asphyxiated; asphyxiating … Etymology dictionary
asphyxiate — *suffocate, stifle, smother, choke, strangle, throttle … New Dictionary of Synonyms
asphyxiate — [v] cut off air choke, drown, smother, stifle, strangle, strangulate, suffocate; concepts 121,246 Ant. breathe, loosen … New thesaurus
asphyxiate — ► VERB ▪ kill or be killed by asphyxia; suffocate. DERIVATIVES asphyxiation noun … English terms dictionary
asphyxiate — [as fik′sē āt΄] vt. asphyxiated, asphyxiating 1. to cause asphyxia in 2. to suffocate vi. to undergo asphyxia asphyxiation n. asphyxiator n … English World dictionary
asphyxiate — UK [æsˈfɪksɪˌeɪt] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms asphyxiate : present tense I/you/we/they asphyxiate he/she/it asphyxiates present participle asphyxiating past tense asphyxiated past participle asphyxiated to kill someone by… … English dictionary
asphyxiate — verb ( ated; ating) Date: 1836 transitive verb to cause asphyxia in intransitive verb to become asphyxiated • asphyxiation noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
asphyxiate — asphyxiation, n. asphyxiator, n. /as fik see ayt /, v., asphyxiated, asphyxiating. v.t. 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;… … Universalium
asphyxiate — verb a) To smother or suffocate someone. b) To be smothered or suffocated. See Also: asphyxia … Wiktionary