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asphyxiate (ahs FIK see ayt") (verb), asphyxiates; asphyxiated; asphyxiating
To cause smothering and choking because of an insufficient intake of air or oxygen: The person who is asphyxiating usually starts to breath very rapidly and strongly in an effort to overcome the lack of oxygen and there is also a strong increase in the rate of the heart and much higher blood pressure.
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