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asphyxiate

verb [T often passive] uk   us   /əsˈfɪk.si.eɪt/ formal
to cause someone to be unable to breathe, usually resulting in that person's death: The murder inquiry found that the children had been asphyxiated.
asphyxiation
noun [U] uk   us   /əsˌfɪk.siˈeɪ.ʃən/
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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