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