asphyxiation
noun see asphyxiate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Asphyxiation — As*phyx i*a tion, n. The act of causing asphyxia; a state of asphyxia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • asphyxiation — 1866, noun of action from ASPHYXIATE (Cf. asphyxiate) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • asphyxiation — asphyxiate ► VERB ▪ kill or be killed by asphyxia; suffocate. DERIVATIVES asphyxiation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • asphyxiation — noun 1. the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped) asphyxiation is sometimes used as a form of torture • Syn: ↑suffocation • Derivationally related forms: ↑asphyxiate, ↑suffocate (for: ↑suffoc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Asphyxiation — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 R09.0 Asphyxie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • asphyxiation — n. [Gr. an, without; sphyzein, pulse, respiratrion; L. tion, denotes act] Act of causing axphysia; suffocation …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • asphyxiation — See asphyxiate. * * * …   Universalium

  • asphyxiation — noun a) Death due to lack of oxygen. b) An acute lack of oxygen …   Wiktionary

  • asphyxiation — The production of, or the state of, asphyxia. * * * as·phyx·i·a·tion (as fik″se aґshən) the causing of or state of asphyxia. Called also suffocation …   Medical dictionary

  • asphyxiation — Synonyms and related words: abscess, ague, anemia, ankylosis, anoxia, apnea, asphyxia, asthma, ataxia, atrophy, backache, bleeding, blennorhea, burking, cachexia, cachexy, chill, chills, choke, choking, colic, constipation, convulsion, coughing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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