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English definition of “asphyxiate”


verb [I/T]  /æsˈfɪk·siˌeɪt/ us  
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.
noun [U]  /æsˌfɪk·siˈeɪ·ʃən/ us  
We thought we would die of asphyxiation on that crowded train.
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