What does asphyxiation mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suffocation, asphyxiationnoun

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

    "asphyxiation is sometimes used as a form of torture"

  2. suffocation, asphyxiationnoun

    killing by depriving of oxygen


  1. asphyxiationnoun

    Death due to lack of oxygen.

  2. asphyxiationnoun

    An acute lack of oxygen.


  1. asphyxiation

    Asphyxia or asphyxiation is a condition of deficient supply of oxygen to the body which arises from abnormal breathing. Asphyxia causes generalized hypoxia, which affects primarily the tissues and organs. There are many circumstances that can induce asphyxia, all of which are characterized by the inability of a person to acquire sufficient oxygen through breathing for an extended period of time. Asphyxia can cause coma or death. In 2015, about 9.8 million cases of unintentional suffocation occurred which resulted in 35,600 deaths. The word asphyxia is from Ancient Greek α- "without" and σφύξις sphyxis, "squeeze" (throb of heart).


  1. asphyxiation

    Asphyxiation is a condition where the body or a part of it does not receive an adequate supply of oxygen, often due to choking, suffocation, drowning, or obstruction of the airway, causing unconsciousness or death.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Asphyxiationnoun

    the act of causing asphyxia; a state of asphyxia

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of asphyxiation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of asphyxiation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of asphyxiation in a Sentence

  1. Dan Field:

    Unlikely, just by the numbers, unlikely to be erotic asphyxiation.

  2. Ilias Tiganis:

    My conscience is clear, it is the best we could achieve under the current balance of power in Europe, under conditions of economic and financial asphyxiation imposed upon us.

  3. Guohua Li:

    Injury deaths in autistic adults are disproportionately due to asphyxiation and suffocation, and injury deaths in autistic children are much more likely caused by drowning, autistic children aged 14 years and younger are 40 times more likely to die from injury than the general pediatric population.

  4. Tim Edwards:

    Positional asphyxiation is what we believe was the most likely cause of death.

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