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asphyxiate

verb [I/T]  us   /æsˈfɪk·siˌeɪt/
to be unable to breathe, usually resulting in death, or to cause someone to be unable to breathe; suffocate : [T] The men were asphyxiated by smoke.
asphyxiation
noun [U]  us   /æsˌfɪk·siˈeɪ·ʃən/
We thought we would die of asphyxiation on that crowded train.
Translations of “asphyxiate”
in Vietnamese làm ngạt thở…
in Spanish Asfixiar…
in Thai ทำให้ขาดอากาศหายใจ…
in Malaysian asfiksiat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使窒息(而死), 使悶死…
in Indonesian menyumbat pernafasan, asfiksia…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使窒息(而死), 使闷死…
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