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Asphyxiation   Listen

The condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped).  Synonym: suffocation.
Killing by depriving of oxygen.  Synonym: suffocation.

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"Asphyxiation" Quotes from Famous Books

... subjugate the spirit of the other, and particularly the spirit of the noncombatant masses, by more and more horrible proceedings. "What do you think of that?" said the German officer, with a grin, as he was led prisoner past one of our soldiers, dying in agonies of asphyxiation. To that point war brings men. Probably at the beginning of the war he was quite a decent man. But once he was committed to war the fatal logic of our new resources in science laid hold of him. And ...
— New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915 - April-September, 1915 • Various

... this out; for I'm a last year's champ; Into the old bone orchard am I blowing, So with the late lamented let me camp, My walkers to the graveyard daisies toeing, And shaking this too upish generation, Pass checks through cigarette asphyxiation. ...
— The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum • Wallace Irwin

Words linked to "Asphyxiation" :   throttling, asphyxiate, strangulation, hypoxia, putting to death, suffocation, killing, choking, kill, strangling

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