- v. present participle of asphyxiate.
- adj. tending to deprive of oxygen
“We face a unipolar world and the gigantic hegemonism of our neighbors, who have always sought to destroy this Revolution and now feel more emboldened by the idea of asphyxiating it, giving it the final blow, because their minds cannot tolerate the existence of the Revolution and what it has meant for this hemisphere, in their backyard, which today they seek more than ever to secure.”
“The so-called asphyxiating gases produced their effect by producing lesions and congestion in the pulmonary system, causing death by suffocation.”
“When the tip is tugged, a piston mechanism ejects the cyanide pellet into the animal's mouth, where the pellet becomes a deadly gas, asphyxiating the victim in less than two minutes.”
“Rubbish bins burned and plumes of smoke and asphyxiating clouds of toxic chemicals filled the air.”
“Once arrested, protesters, including five Britons, were taken to a police barracks where they were beaten again, sprayed with asphyxiating gas, threatened with rape and forced to sing fascist-era songs.”
“Like before it rains; a heavy feeling in the head, aching bones, an asphyxiating dampness...”
“Fiscal tightening is asphyxiating our economy, excessive fiscal adjustment is destroying our growth," he said.”
“McCrery is charged with asphyxiating her son, 6-year-old Camden Hughes, on Saturday in Hampton.”
“Florida is one of only 16 states that still permit bestiality — a fact that animal-rights activist and Sunrise Sen. Nan Rich learned to her horror when a Panhandle man three years ago was suspected of accidentally asphyxiating a family goat with which he was copulating.”
“By asphyxiating these discovery engines, record labels are running the risk of annoying consumers and forcing them to look elsewhere.”
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