Definition of asphyxiation in English:

asphyxiation

noun

mass noun
  • The state or process of being deprived of oxygen, which can result in unconsciousness or death; suffocation.

    ‘the cause of death was asphyxiation’
    • ‘The asphyxiation caused to cattle due to inadvertent consumption of plastics was also showcased.’
    • ‘Some pepper-sprayed victims with asthma or bronchitis have died from asphyxiation.’
    • ‘An inquest returned a verdict of death by asphyxiation.’
    • ‘In early 2001, he began surfing the Internet for information on strangulation and asphyxiation.’
    • ‘Redlining, as the practice is known, led to the impoverishment of neighborhoods through asphyxiation of capital.’
    • ‘In large quantities, the gas could cause asphyxiation.’
    • ‘Asphyxiation by gas is definitely not to be found among them.’
    • ‘The man who's sleeping upstairs is overcome by the smoke and dies of asphyxiation.’
    • ‘In a miserable lodging house, he died of carbon dioxide asphyxiation by means of a charcoal stove.’
    • ‘Vomiting while unconscious can lead to death by asphyxiation.’

Pronunciation

asphyxiation

/əsfɪksɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/