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Definition of Asphyxiation

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suffocation; act of choking; being unable to breathe
Asphyxiation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The act of causing asphyxia; a state of asphyxia.
  
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asphyxiation
\as*phyx`i*a"tion\ (&?;), n. the act of causing asphyxia; a state of asphyxia.

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the condition of being derprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)
(synonym) suffocation
(hypernym) hypoxia
(derivation) suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke
2. killing by depriving of oxygen
(synonym) suffocation
(hypernym) killing, kill, putting to death
(hyponym) choking, strangling, strangulation, throttling
(derivation) suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate
Asphyxiation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
"Oxygen deprivation" redirects here, for other uses see Hypoxia (disambiguation).
Asphyxia or asphyxiation (from Ancient Greek  "without" and , "heartbeat") is a condition of severely deficient supply of oxygen to the body that arises from abnormal breathing. An example of asphyxia is choking. Asphyxia causes generalized hypoxia, which affects primarily the tissues and organs. There are many circumstances that can induce asphyxia, all of which are characterized by an inability of an individual to acquire sufficient oxygen through breathing for an extended period of time. Asphyxia can cause coma or death.

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Asphyxiation Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
noun
being prevented from breathing