Thesaurus > Related Words: asphyxiate

  Words related to asphyxiate

Related / Similar Words: suffocate, stifle, choke, smother

 

Definition:
  • be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow";
  • impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children";
  • deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing; "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor";

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    Hyponyms: strangle

     

    Grouped Verbs: smother, suffocate, stifle

     

    Entailments: cover

     

    Derivational Morphology: suffocation, asphyxiation, asphyxia, choking

     

     
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