asphyxiation

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin asphyxia, from Ancient Greek ἀσφυξία (asphuksía, stopping of the pulse), ἀ- (a-, not) + σφύξις (sphúksis, pulse), from σφύζω (sphúzō, I throb).

Noun[edit]

asphyxiation (plural asphyxiations)

  1. Death due to lack of oxygen.
  2. An acute lack of oxygen.

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