Definition of asphyxial in English:

asphyxial

adjective

  • See asphyxia

    • ‘In spite of these considerations it is critical to note that asphyxial insults in the perinatal period do not account for the majority of infants with brain injury in early childhood.’
    • ‘He agrees this was an asphyxial death, and the prosecution submits this was by neck compression.’
    • ‘The authors believe that sofa sharing may cause asphyxial suffocation.’
    • ‘The bleeding may have been the result of ‘some sort of asphyxial process such as compression or obstruction of the neck or air passage’, he suggested.’
    • ‘He said the haemorrhages also raised concern: ‘They are usually associated with such things as strangular and asphyxial causes of death.’’

Pronunciation

asphyxial

/əsˈfɪksɪəl/