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Etymology

1. asphyxiation

noun. the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped).

Synonyms

  • hypoxia

Etymology

  • asphyxia (Latin)
  • ἀσφυξία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. asphyxiation

noun. killing by depriving of oxygen.

Synonyms

  • strangling
  • kill
  • choking
  • strangulation
  • killing
  • suffocation
  • throttling

Antonyms

  • switch on
  • add
  • begin
  • humorless

Etymology

  • asphyxia (Latin)
  • ἀσφυξία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Example sentences of the word asphyxiation


1. Noun, singular or mass
People can die through asphyxiation when exposed to very high concentrations of sewer gas.

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