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Synonyms for asphyxiate
æsˈfɪk siˌeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smother, asphyxiate, suffocate(verb)

    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"

    choke, stifle, suffocate, put out, strangle, repress, smother, surround, muffle, gag

  2. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke(verb)

    impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

    "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"

    drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, repress, cash in one's chips, fret, kick the bucket, expire, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, clog, conk, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, dampen, go, pass, choke off, die, smother, suffocate, exit, congest, scrag, muffle, stifle

  3. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate(verb)

    be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

    "The child suffocated under the pillow"

    stifle, suffocate, gag, muffle, strangle, repress, smother, choke, dampen

Editors Contribution

  1. choke (verb)

    stop breathing by obstruction of one’s trachea

    the guy choked the assailant with a scarf

    Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019  

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  • asfixiarse, asfixiarSpanish
  • kvalast, kvala, køvast, kódnaFaroese
  • asfissiareItalian
  • задохнуться, задушить, задыхаться, душитьRussian

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