asphyxiation : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)
    asphyxiation is sometimes used as a form of torture
  • n  killing by depriving of oxygen

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

  • 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.
    June 17, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  • Mark Shields in Reuters India
    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.
  • John Henry in Jamaica Gleaner
    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....
  • Linda Burney in The Australian
    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....

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