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asphyxiate

as·phyx·i·ate

asphyxiate

 
pronunciation:
aes fIk si eIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: asphyxiated, asphyxiates, asphyxiating
definition: to cause unconsciousness or death by cutting off oxygen to; suffocate.
synonyms:
smother, stifle, suffocate
similar words:
choke, garrote, strangle, strangulate, throttle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to suffer suffocation.
synonyms:
smother, stifle, suffocate
similar words:
choke, strangle
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derivation: asphyxiation (n.)