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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- An agent (as a gas) capable of causing suffocation..

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  • This gas, which is known as 'landfill gas', is both an asphixiant and, when mixed with the correct quantities of oxygen, an explosive hazard
  • Although argon is non-toxic, it does not satisfy the body's need for oxygen and is thus an asphyxiant.
  • An unusual application is as an asphyxiant in the poultry industry, either for mass culling following disease outbreaks, or as a means of slaughter more humane than the...
  • Toxicologically, methane is classified as a simple asphyxiant. for more
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