Definition of Asphyxiation

1. Noun. The condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped). "Asphyxiation is sometimes used as a form of torture"

Exact synonyms: Suffocation
Generic synonyms: Hypoxia
Derivative terms: Asphyxiate, Asphyxiate, Asphyxiate, Suffocate, Suffocate



2. Noun. Killing by depriving of oxygen.
Exact synonyms: Suffocation
Generic synonyms: Kill, Killing, Putting To Death
Specialized synonyms: Choking, Strangling, Strangulation, Throttling
Derivative terms: Asphyxiate, Asphyxiate, Suffocate, Suffocate

Definition of Asphyxiation

1. n. The act of causing asphyxia; a state of asphyxia.

Definition of Asphyxiation

1. Noun. Death due to lack of oxygen. ¹

2. Noun. An acute lack of oxygen. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Asphyxiation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Asphyxiation

1. The production of, or the state of, asphyxia. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Asphyxiation

asphygmia
asphyxia
asphyxia livida
asphyxia neonatorum
asphyxia pallida
asphyxial
asphyxiant
asphyxiants
asphyxias
asphyxiate
asphyxiated
asphyxiates
asphyxiating
asphyxiating thoracic chondrodystrophy
asphyxiating thoracic dysplasia
asphyxiation (current term)
asphyxiations
asphyxiator
asphyxies
asphyxy
aspic
aspick
aspicks
aspics
aspides
aspidia
aspidin
aspidinol
aspidistra

Literary usage of Asphyxiation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Irritability: A Physiological Analysis of the General Effect of Stimuli in by Max Verworn (1913)
"asphyxiation, fatigue, heat depression, as a consequence of restriction of ... asphyxiation of living substance when oxygen is present during narcosis. ..."

2. A Manual of personal hygiene: Proper Living Upon a Physiological Basis by Walter Lytle Pyle (1917)
"asphyxiation from Smoke.—To pass through sulphur fumes or smoke, ... asphyxiation from the inhalation of illuminating gas requires speedy removal into the ..."

3. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"... remained obdurate, and when the dawn revealed the terrible result of those long hours of maddening heat, intolerable thirst, and slow asphyxiation, ..."

4. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"... intolerable thirst, and slow asphyxiation, one hundred and twenty-three were dead, and twenty-three pale, haggard men stood raving with delirium or ..."

5. Advanced First-aid Instructions for Miners: A Report on Standardization by George H. Halberstadt, United States Bureau of Mines, August F. Knoefel, William Aloysius Lynott, Walter Scott Rountree, Matthew Joseph Shields (1917)
"SUFFOCATION OB asphyxiation. A victim of suffocation or asphyxiation becomes unconscious, his lips and ear lobes become blue, his pulse and breathing stop, ..."

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