Asphyxy
Asphyxia As*phyx"i*a, Asphyxy As*phyx"y, n. [NL. asphyxia, fr. Gr. ?; 'a priv. + ? to throb, beat.] (Med.) Apparent death, or suspended animation; the condition which results from interruption of respiration, as in suffocation or drowning, or the inhalation of poisonous or irrespirable gases. [1913 Webster]

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  • asphyxy — n. lack of oxygen caused by disruption of breathing, suffocation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • asphyxy — as·phyxy …   English syllables

  • asphyxy —   n. suffocation.    ♦ asphyxial, a.    ♦ asphyxiant, n. & a. (substance) causing asphyxia.    ♦ asphyxiate, v.i. & t.    ♦ asphyxiator, n. substance causing asphyxia …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • asphyxy — aˈsfiksē, əˈs , ˈaˌs noun ( es) Etymology: French asphyxie, from New Latin asphyxia : asphyxia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Asphyxia — As*phyx i*a, Asphyxy As*phyx y, n. [NL. asphyxia, fr. Gr. ?; a priv. + ? to throb, beat.] (Med.) Apparent death, or suspended animation; the condition which results from interruption of respiration, as in suffocation or drowning, or the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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