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Noun: asphyxiation  us'fik-see,ey-shun
  1. The condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)
    "asphyxiation is sometimes used as a form of torture";
    - suffocation
  2. Killing by depriving of oxygen
    - suffocation

Derived forms: asphyxiations

Type of: hypoxia, kill, killing, putting to death

Encyclopedia: Asphyxiation