What does asphyxiate mean?

asphyxiate meaning in General Dictionary

to create to a situation of asphyxia to suffocate utilized frequently previously pple

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  • deprive of air and stop from respiration
  • be asphyxiated; perish from not enough air
  • impair the respiration of or obstruct the atmosphere passing of
  • To bring to circumstances of asphyxia; to suffocate. [Used frequently in the past pple.]

asphyxiate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1818, "to suffocate" (some body or something like that), from asphyxia + -ate (2). Related: Asphyxiated; asphyxiating.

asphyxiate meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To create to a state of asphyxia; to suffocate. [Used commonly before pple.]