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Definitions and Synonyms of asphyxiate | Another word for asphyxiate | What is asphyxiate?

Definition 1: be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen - [verb of change]

Samples where asphyxiate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The child suffocated under the pillow

Synonyms for asphyxiate in the sense of this definition

(asphyxiate is a kind of ...) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

"She died from cancer" "The children perished in the fire" "The patient went peacefully" "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

(... is a kind of asphyxiate ) die from strangulation

(asphyxiate has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 2: deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing - [verb of contact]

Samples where asphyxiate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow
  • The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor

Synonyms for asphyxiate in the sense of this definition

(asphyxiate is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

(asphyxiate implies ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

(asphyxiate has a similar meaning as ...) be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

"The child suffocated under the pillow"

Definition 3: impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of - [verb of contact]

Samples where asphyxiate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

Synonyms for asphyxiate in the sense of this definition

(asphyxiate is a kind of ...) block passage through

"obstruct the path"

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