asphyxiating asphyxiating  /æs ˈfɪk si ˌeɪ tɪŋ/


  • (adj) tending to deprive of oxygen


  1. I felt ash go down my throat, so I made myself vomit because it was asphyxiating.
  2. The latest in criminal technique comes from Naples, where the robbery of an eye hospital was neatly carried out with the aid of asphyxiating gas.


  1. Rookie contracts still haunt Lions

    The Detroit Lions have made it two-thirds of the way through treating a rare but asphyxiating condition: They were the NFL's worst team when the rookie pay scale was most crippling to the teams with high first-round draft choices. After finishing 3-13 in 2006, the Lions used the No. 2 overall pick in 2007 and drafted receiver Calvin Johnson. By rule, Johnson received a six-year rookie contract ...
    on July 10, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs


    Over the grueling ordeal of these past 10 days, what with all the blast-furnace heat, asphyxiating humidity and the loss after loss after loss, San Diego and Petco Park seemed as far away as the last time the Padres were over .500.
    on July 8, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego


  1. Interim authorities were employing a strategy of "asphyxiating the embassy by surrounding it, cutting off the food supply, asphyxiating the people inside in order to demonstrate their force and power", Mr Zelaya told Venezuela's Telesur TV...
    on Sep 22, 2009 By: Manuel Zelaya Source: BBC News

  2. "External debt is totally asphyxiating our country but that doesn't mean that the obligations don't need to be honored," Palacio, whose presidential term ends in January, told investors gathered today at the Council of the Americas, a...
    on Sep 22, 2006 By: Alfredo Palacio Source: Bloomberg

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