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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis.

Usage examples (33)
  • The consumption of these unassuming objects can result in asphyxia, malnutrition, and often death.
  • That method of suicide is known as asphyxia through re-breathing.
  • -- When a person is drowned, strangled, or choked in any way, what is called asphyxia occurs.
  • The divers showed signs of asphyxia, that is, blood oxygen levels fell, while carbon dioxide levels rose. for more
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