Asphyxiation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əsˌfɪksiˈeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word asphyxiation
Brit.  |əsfɪksɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word asphyxiation

noun

- the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)(syn: suffocation)

asphyxiation is sometimes used as a form of torture

- killing by depriving of oxygen (syn: suffocation)

Examples

asphyxiation is sometimes used as a form of torture

there were no signs of asphyxiation

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