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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Killing by depriving of oxygen; The condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped).

Usage examples (34)
  • I think I want to read your book (it's not about asphyxiation, is it?)
  • But this period of "useful consciousness" would wane as the effects of brain asphyxiation begin to set in.
  • Desdemona's remarkable, if temporary, recovery from asphyxiation is the most counterfactual thing in the play.
  • You can ` t tell the difference whether it ` s intentional smothering or positional asphyxiation, which is what SIDS is. for more
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