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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of asphyxiate.

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Examples

  • Facing 18 months in federal prison, he asphyxiates himself by rigging a pipe from the exhaust of his Ford Fairlane, "his three-jug car, he called it, because he'd traded three jugs of liquor for it."

    Moonshine Gumshoe

  • If consumption once killed its victims by pathological evisceration the tuberculosis bacillus gradually hollows out the lung, then cancer asphyxiates us by filling bodies with too many cells; it is consumption in its alternate meaning—the pathology of excess.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • If consumption once killed its victims by pathological evisceration the tuberculosis bacillus gradually hollows out the lung, then cancer asphyxiates us by filling bodies with too many cells; it is consumption in its alternate meaning—the pathology of excess.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Facing 18 months in federal prison, he asphyxiates himself by rigging a pipe from the exhaust of his Ford Fairlane, "his three-jug car, he called it, because he'd traded three jugs of liquor for it."

    Moonshine Gumshoe

  • If consumption once killed its victims by pathological evisceration the tuberculosis bacillus gradually hollows out the lung, then cancer asphyxiates us by filling bodies with too many cells; it is consumption in its alternate meaning—the pathology of excess.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • In Elizabeth Bear's "The Something-Dreaming Game," a ten-year-old girl with a quantum chip in her brain communicates with an alien when she auto-asphyxiates.

    REVIEW: Mini-Masterpieces of Science Fiction edited by Allan Kaster

  • It is a soul-rooted yearning that the U.S. bury its failed Neoconservative policies before its necrotic odor asphyxiates us all.

    Printing: A New Year's Prediction for the Middle East

  • For them, Islam is to be preserved, a preservation that asphyxiates free thought.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Synopsis: A ten-year-old girl with a quantum chip in her brain communicates with an alien when she auto-asphyxiates.

    REVIEW: Fast Forward 1 edited by Lou Anders

  • It is a soul-rooted yearning that the U.S. bury its failed Neoconservative policies before its necrotic odor asphyxiates us all.

    OpEdNews - Diary: A New Year's Prediction for the Middle East

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