Asphyxiate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əsˈfɪksieɪt|  American pronunciation of the word asphyxiate
Brit.  |əsˈfɪksɪeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word asphyxiate


- deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing (syn: smother, suffocate)
- impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of (syn: choke, stifle, suffocate)
- be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen (syn: stifle, suffocate)


The murder victim was asphyxiated.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: asphyxiate
he/she/it: asphyxiates
present participle: asphyxiating
past tense: asphyxiated
past participle: asphyxiated
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