Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Suffocating; producing asphyxia or suffocation.

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Examples

  • He will survey innumerable rooms -- generally under that peculiarly cheerful aspect attendant on unmade beds and unemptied washing-basins -- and, if of sanatory principles, examine the construction of windows in order to ascertain whether they be asphyxiative or moveable.

    The Secrets of the Great City

  • Barring a heart-wrenching, psychotic experience that involves second-hand gossip about a Boy and Babes in Thailand and a slightly less emotional, but no less traumatizing asphyxiative moment with lemongrass that make it hard to be, you know, unbiased and non-emotional about “Thai,” it’s not easy for me to objectively expositate details about Chan Dara’s food because the combination of flavors is not within my palate preference palette.

    Chan Dara - Thai Eye Candy

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