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as•phyx•i•ate



Pronunciation: (as-fik'sē-āt"), [key]
v., -at•ed, -at•ing.


v.t.
1. to produce asphyxia in.
2. to cause to die or lose consciousness by impairing normal breathing, as by gas or other noxious agents; choke; suffocate; smother.

v.i.
to become asphyxiated.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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