asphyxiation asphyxiation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)
  2. (n) killing by depriving of oxygen

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Connecticut's state medical examiner says a Yale University grad student died of traumatic asphyxiation.
  2. Later they were found only yards from their crumpled clothes, overcome by asphyxiation.
  3. The boy died from asphyxiation.

News

  1. Bond hearing for mother accused of trying to kill 4 children

    MEDFORD, Wis. — A woman accused of trying to kill four of her six children is scheduled for a bond hearing in Taylor County. The 37-year-old mother is to appear in court Monday morning. Sheriff's authorities say the woman attempted to kill the four children by carbon monoxide asphyxiation.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Taylor Co. mother accused of trying to kill 4 of her children by CO asphyxiation

    MEDFORD, Wis. — A central Wisconsin woman is accused of trying to kill four of her children by carbon monoxide asphyxiation. Taylor County sheriff's deputies arrested the 37-year-old woman Friday.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Missing Maine girl, 15, died from asphyxiation

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A 15-year-old girl police believe was lured to her death by a man using a phony Facebook profile died from asphyxiation, the state's chief medical examiner said.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. The death on Sunday was "due to asphyxiation by manual strangulation", deputy commissioner Mark Shields told a news conference at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston where Woolmer died on Sunday.
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Mark Shields Source: Reuters India

  2. Professor Henry explained, "Aconite is a poison which stops the heart and other internal organs from working, causing the victim to die of asphyxiation. It works like cyanide. The poison gives the victim a sensation of ants crawling over the body....
    on Apr 2, 2007 By: John Henry Source: Jamaica Gleaner

  3. "This is not about parents sleeping with babies, this is a combination of alcohol, drugs and a baby in bed. These are healthy children that succumb to suffocation or asphyxiation because they have been in bed with other people," Ms Burney said....
    on Sep 11, 2008 By: Linda Burney Source: The Australian

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