asphyxiate asphyxiate  /æs ˈfɪk si ˌeɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
  2. (v) impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
  3. (v) be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

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Usage(s):

  1. You keep a sock in your tights to asphyxiate opponents with.
  2. The 911 call in Aurora, Colorado, came from a woman threatening to asphyxiate herself with a garden hose connected to an auto exhaust pipe.
  3. She once told how two men tried to asphyxiate her by blowing cigaret-smoke through a hotel keyhole.

News

  1. Taylor County mom accused of trying to kill 4 of her 6 kids

    A Taylor County mother who wanted to spare her four youngest children the pain of her pending divorce tried to asphyxiate them with carbon monoxide so the five of them could 'be in heaven' together, prosecutors said Thursday.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Appleton Post-Crescent

  2. Wis. mom accused of trying to kill 4 of her 6 kids

    A Taylor County mother who wanted to spare her four youngest children the pain of her pending divorce tried to asphyxiate them with carbon monoxide so the five of them could "be in heaven" together, prosecutors said Thursday.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Sheboygan Press

  3. Taylor County mother accused of trying to kill her 4 children

    A Taylor County mother who wanted to spare her four youngest children the pain of her divorce tried to asphyxiate them with carbon monoxide, prosecutors said Thursday.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Quotes

  1. But starting Nov. 8, 10% will be charged to change US dollars into convertible pesos "because of the situation created by the new measures by the United States government to asphyxiate the country," Castro said.
    on Oct 26, 2004 By: Fidel Castro Source: USA Today

  2. "A 12-foot snake is kind of like having a truck sitting on your chest. They have enough power not only to asphyxiate you, but to break bones as well," said Harrison, who added that stabbing a python would not force the animal to release its prey.
    on Jul 1, 2009 By: Matt Harrison Source: WPEC

  3. "I've been a long time supporter of John Connolly," Jones said. "I just thought John made that big mistake and I told him from day one. I said 'mate, you have to dismantle the system. The system is going to asphyxiate you' and so it turned...
    on Nov 2, 2007 By: Alan Jones Source: The Australian

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