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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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