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Overview of verb asphyxiate

The verb asphyxiate has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. smother, asphyxiate, suffocate

(deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing; "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor")

2. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke

(impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children")

3. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate

(be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow")


Overview of adj asphyxiating

The adj asphyxiating has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. asphyxiating

(tending to deprive of oxygen; "asphyxiating gasses")

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