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asphyxiate

 [as-fik´se-āt]
to suffocate; to deprive of oxygen for utilization by the tissues.

as·phyx·i·ate

(as-fik'sē-āt),
To induce asphyxia.

asphyxiate

(ăs-fĭk′sē-āt′)
v. asphyxi·ated, asphyxi·ating, asphyxi·ates
v.tr.
To cause asphyxia in; smother.
v.intr.
To undergo asphyxia; suffocate.

as·phyx′i·a′tion n.
as·phyx′i·a′tor n.

asphyxiate

[asfik′sē·āt]
Etymology: Gk, a + sphyxis, without pulse
to induce an inability to breathe. Causes may include circulatory congestion, chemical poisoning, electrical shock, or physical suffocation.

as·phyx·i·ate

(as-fik'sē-āt)
To induce asphyxia.

asphyxiate

to suffocate; to deprive of oxygen for utilization by the tissues.
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