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Asphyxiate   /æsfˈɪksiˌeɪt/   Listen
Asphyxiate

verb
1.
Deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing.  Synonyms: smother, suffocate.  "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor"
2.
Impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of.  Synonyms: choke, stifle, suffocate.
3.
Be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen.  Synonyms: stifle, suffocate.






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Words linked to "Asphyxiate" :   smother, obstruct, pass away, exit, pop off, obturate, perish, close up, give-up the ghost, asphyxia, die, jam, cash in one's chips, cover, buy the farm, pass, strangle, kill, expire, decease, asphyxiation, block, croak, kick the bucket, conk, snuff it, go, impede, occlude, drop dead



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