Synonyms and related words:
OD, be killed, bottle up, burke, censor, choke, choke off, clamp down on, cork, cork up, crack down on, crush, damp down, drown, extinguish, famish, gag, garrote, hold down, jump on, keep down, keep under, kill, muzzle, pour water on, put down, quash, quell, quench, repress, shut down on, silence, sit down on, sit on, smash, smother, squash, squelch, stanch, starve, stifle, stop the breath, strangle, stultify, subdue, suffocate, suppress, throttle

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Asphyxiate — As*phyx i*ate, v. t. To bring to a state of asphyxia; to suffocate. Note: [Used commonly in the past pple.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • asphyxiate — 1818, to suffocate (someone or something), from ASPHYXIA (Cf. asphyxia) + ATE (Cf. ate) (2). Related: Asphyxiated; asphyxiating …   Etymology dictionary

  • asphyxiate — *suffocate, stifle, smother, choke, strangle, throttle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • asphyxiate — [v] cut off air choke, drown, smother, stifle, strangle, strangulate, suffocate; concepts 121,246 Ant. breathe, loosen …   New thesaurus

  • asphyxiate — ► VERB ▪ kill or be killed by asphyxia; suffocate. DERIVATIVES asphyxiation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • asphyxiate — [as fik′sē āt΄] vt. asphyxiated, asphyxiating 1. to cause asphyxia in 2. to suffocate vi. to undergo asphyxia asphyxiation n. asphyxiator n …   English World dictionary

  • asphyxiate — UK [æsˈfɪksɪˌeɪt] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms asphyxiate : present tense I/you/we/they asphyxiate he/she/it asphyxiates present participle asphyxiating past tense asphyxiated past participle asphyxiated to kill someone by… …   English dictionary

  • asphyxiate — verb ( ated; ating) Date: 1836 transitive verb to cause asphyxia in intransitive verb to become asphyxiated • asphyxiation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • asphyxiate — asphyxiation, n. asphyxiator, n. /as fik see ayt /, v., asphyxiated, asphyxiating. v.t. 1. to produce asphyxia in. 2. to cause to die or lose consciousness by impairing normal breathing, as by gas or other noxious agents; choke; suffocate;… …   Universalium

  • asphyxiate — verb a) To smother or suffocate someone. b) To be smothered or suffocated. See Also: asphyxia …   Wiktionary

  • asphyxiate — To induce asphyxia. * * * as·phyx·i·ate sē .āt vb, at·ed; at·ing vt to cause asphyxia in also to kill or make unconscious through inadequate oxygen, presence of noxious agents, or other obstruction to normal breathing vi to become asphyxiated… …   Medical dictionary

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