Dictionary Results for asphyxiate


1. asphyxiate - verb

· deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing; "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor"

Synonym(s): smother, suffocate

Hypernym(s): kill




2. asphyxiate - verb

· impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"

Synonym(s): suffocate, stifle, choke

Hypernym(s): obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close_up




3. asphyxiate - verb

· be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"

Synonym(s): suffocate, stifle

Hypernym(s): die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass_away, expire, pass, kick_the_bucket, cash_in_one%27s_chips, buy_the_farm, conk, give-up_the_ghost, drop_dead, pop_off, choke, croak, snuff_it





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