Verb(1) deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing(2) impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of(3) be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen
(1) Steam rose from all directions, billowing into swirls, each a threatening tentacle ready to choke, suffocate, asphyxiate me.(2) Even if the burning of fossil fuel has so poisoned my city's air that I must leave immediately or asphyxiate , most people would permit me to escape by car.(3) Her children's allergy to the sun means they must live in near darkness: anything stronger than candlelight will cause the kids to break out in boils and then asphyxiate .(4) Infants and small children can become wedged in gaps and asphyxiate .(5) You have to be real careful that she doesn't asphyxiate or have difficulty with aspiration.(6) You would asphyxiate from the lack of oxygen in the atmosphere.(7) I half-expect to asphyxiate , because with so many gasping at once, one would think all the oxygen would leave the air.(8) We all know someone who's very closeness can almost asphyxiate us right?(9) But don't come complaining back to me when you start to asphyxiate .(10) If you asphyxiate and die, she'll only be happier.(11) Unlike carbon dioxide systems, which will asphyxiate humans, these materials also are safe for occupants should they be unable to escape before the system discharges.(12) They were over land, at least, so they wouldn't asphyxiate underwater.(13) Although she can't possibly have any idea what she just said or why it amuses me so, and though her timing was nothing like the movie, I find it so funny that I nearly asphyxiate .(14) Pupils would often fall out of their chairs and asphyxiate with laughter.(15) The abject tyranny of political correctness murderously asphyxiates us with sugary pleasantries and tedious nomenclature.(16) She suffered severe brain damage after asphyxiating during birth but that would have been avoided had she been born earlier by emergency Caesarean section, a hearing in Preston was told.
2. stifle ::
3. smother ::
Different Formsasphyxiate, asphyxiated, asphyxiates, asphyxiating
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