Focus on the pronunciation of asphyxiate
English definition of “asphyxiate”
/æsˈfɪk·siˌeɪt/ v [I/T]
› 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
/æsˌfɪk·siˈeɪ·ʃən/ n [U] › We thought we would die of asphyxiation on that crowded train.