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Definition of asphyxiate:

  1. To bring to a state of asphyxia; to suffocate. [ Used commonly in the past pple.]


drop dead, pop off, croak, conk, pass away, buy the farm, gag, dampen, fret, kick the bucket, choke, put out, stifle, die, foul, exit, surround, decease, smother, snuff it, perish, breath, congest, clog up, clog, repress, pass, choke off, suffocate, expire, back up, scrag, give-up the ghost, muffle, go, throttle, cash in one's chips.

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