What does asphyxiate mean?

Definitions for asphyxiate
æsˈfɪk siˌeɪtas·phyx·i·ate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word asphyxiate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smother, asphyxiate, suffocateverb

    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, chokeverb

    impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

    "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"

  3. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiateverb

    be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

    "The child suffocated under the pillow"


  1. asphyxiateverb

    To smother or suffocate someone.

  2. asphyxiateverb

    To be smothered or suffocated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Asphyxiateverb

    to bring to a state of asphyxia; to suffocate. [Used commonly in the past pple.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of asphyxiate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of asphyxiate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of asphyxiate in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    More than carbon dioxide as pollutant in an environment, it is the people standing beside a person as his friends only asphyxiate him.

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Translations for asphyxiate

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  • asfixiarse, asfixiarSpanish
  • kvalast, kvala, køvast, kódnaFaroese
  • asfissiareItalian
  • задохнуться, задушить, задыхаться, душитьRussian

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